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With an interest in ethnography\, folklore and the truth of the everyday individual I come to painting\; so through narrative I begin m y work. I draw inspiration for painting from life experience\, beginning wi th childhood. \; I was born and raised in a rural blue collar farming c ommunity where children grow up with the expectation and responsibility to enter into the workforce\, raise a family\, and continue in their community \, living day-to-day by rules of practicality and thrift. My paintings draw from my rural experiences\, my escape into a more culturally\, politically \, and academically aware world and the complexity of navigating the space between these two cultures while not fully belonging to either.
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My narratives are set in rural Pennsylvania. Stories created betwee n the girls\, dolls\, plants\, animals\, and insects are dictated by the me taphoric meanings assigned to each. The dolls reference the past and presen t\, motherhood\, childhood and heritage. \; The pigeons are urban rats\ , rural doves\, and a means of escape for the girls in the narrative. \ ; The beetles are also a device for departure\, an invasive species that is beautiful and threatening\, powerful and fragile. The spilt blood in many of the works is a metaphor for personal sacrifice and the hair signifies me mory that is unavoidable\, beautiful and problematic.

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Each painting refers both to my rural experience and to global and local current events. I construct the paintings in oil on smoothly primed canvas\, considering i n detail the significance and character of every object. The finished works call to mind magic\, theater\, children's stories\, myth and legend and cr eate an emotional experience that is beyond the fundamental core of the obj ects depicted.

Gloria Adams

DTEND:20080517 DTSTAMP:20141229T110036 DTSTART:20080412 GEO:34.0343981;-118.3771649 LOCATION:JK Gallery\,2632 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gloria Adams\, Gloria Adams UID:16924 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20080412T200000 DTSTAMP:20141229T110036 DTSTART:20080412T180000 GEO:34.0343981;-118.3771649 LOCATION:JK Gallery\,2632 S. La Cienega Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gloria Adams\, Gloria Adams UID:16925 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR