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May 27, 2010 to August 12, 2010

Atticus Adams: Transcendental

Concentrating on the medium of aluminum mesh and wire, Atticus Adams large-scale sculptural forms are actually based in his interest in architecture. Playing with light and shadow volume and transparency, the scale of his work envelops the viewer into a space shaped through hollow form. Based on an interest in Henry David Thoreau, Adam’s work also suggests connections to place, and the artist's ability to be attuned to the many layers of an environment. In describing his process, Adams states, “I wanted to take materials that I found inherently beautiful: metal mesh, wire, etc., and see what I could learn from them. By providing an intuitive creative direction of their own, I became engaged in the mystery of the creative process and the joy of that experience.”

Adams studied and received several degrees from several institutions including Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Tidewater Community College, VA Beach, VA; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Regent University, VA Beach, VA - Film Studies 1987; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - BS Degree 1985. Exhibitions include: Atticus Adams, Europ'art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2007; Joyland, Mineral Spring Lofts, Pawtucket, RI 2004; Space and Place, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh PA 2008; Pinky Swear, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2008; Thread From Body to Soul, Borelli-Edwards Galleries, Lawrenceville, PA 2008; Then and Now, The 97th Annual Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Show; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2007.

Tags: metals, sculpture