Winstead Adams Projects and Phantom Galleries Los Angeles present
A Deeper Shade by James Adams
Exhibition Dates: June 6th - June 28th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7th, 6-9 pm
601 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
A Deeper Shade, by Los Angeles-based artist James Adams, moves to Gallery Row
in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition, which was most recently at 301 Pine in
downtown Long Beach, will be housed in the Pacific Electric
Lofts at the intersection of Los Angeles Street and 6th Street.
In A Deeper Shade, Adams explores altered states of consciousness and perception,
both as sensual phenomena and as the philosophical longing for meaning and
expression. Adams uses elements from the languages of photography, film and
special effects to create work ranging from visually overwhelming, wall-size digital
prints to intimate, meditative video installations.
James Adams lives and works in downtown Los Angeles. He received his MFA from
California State University, Long Beach in 2008. He also holds a degree in
biochemistry from the University of Iowa with postgraduate studies in molecular
biology at UCLA. Adams’s work spans across media and disciplines from video and
sound to sculpture, printmaking, painting and installation. His work has been
exhibited throughout Southern California and New York, and his single channel
videos have screened at the Experimental Edit International Experimental Video
Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. His interests include the phenomenology of
visual and sensual experience and the social, political, aesthetic and personal
ramifications of altered states of consciousness and perception. He is the former
editor of StudioTalk, the CSULB Art Department’s online magazine. He was a co-
curator of the Greater LA MFA (GLAMFA) exhibition in 2007.
Winstead Adams Projects is dedicated to exhibiting works of contemporary art
from emerging artists. For more information about the artist or for an appointment
to view the exhibition, please call 213.840.7164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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