Today’s feature: Derrick Adams, “Human Structure Shedding Light.”



Human Structure Shedding Light. 2013.

mixed media collage on paper

50″ x 72″


DERRICK ADAMS is a multidisciplinary New York based artist whose practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies and the formation and perception of ideals attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols and ideologies. Adams’ work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, communicating and exploring ideas of self image and forward projection.

Adams received his MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum, as well as a recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and a 2014 S.J. Weiler Award. Exhibition and performance highlights include: Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art 2004; Greater New York, MoMA/PS1 2005; PERFORMA ‘05 & ‘13; Go Stand Next to the Mountain, The Kitchen NYC 2010; The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem 2011/12; The Channel, BAM Fisher Theater Brooklyn NY 2012; Becoming One with Your Environment, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris 2013; Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, and The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem 2013; and Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Art Museum Houston 2014.

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