Having worked in advertising and being the parent of a working child actor, Adam has a unique perspective of our world of commercialism and a daily behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry. From these experiences Adam uses misprinted and overages of movie posters, and advertising vinyl, which he deconstructs and weaves into new narratives.
VINYL WEAVE COLLAGE:
Commercialism and movies defines our culture and parallels history. They are like a visual time capsule, a great escape from the everyday, so what better two subjects to use to reassemble into a new story?
My current series of art uses misprinted or overages of movie posters and commercial vinyl, which I deconstruct and weave into new narratives. I also like to work with photography and images that are double entendres. I find it entertaining how the same word can have such a different meaning. My style of artwork explodes with color and printed texture and beckons the viewer to search for pieces to the puzzle in order to discover someone’s face, movie title, product, brand or image that creates the unique composition.
I take a lot of additional pride in my artwork because there is truly no acceptable way to deal with PVC waste (vinyl banners/signs). It is basically non-biodegradable and while sitting in landfills, it creates a toxic gas (vinyl chloride) that is especially toxic.
2014 "Vinyl Attraction", Longnecker Gallery - August, Houston, TX
2012 "Matinee Mix Up," Bergamot Cafe- Santa Monica, CA
2011 "Denim Jean Impression," Bergamot Cafe- Santa Monica, CA
2015 "Adorn" Gallery 825, juried by Sarah Russin - February, Los Angeles, CA
2015 "B &W" Gallery 825, juried by Laura Watts, Honor Fraser Gallery - January, Los Angeles, CA
2014 "Squared" Collage Artist of America, juried by Bonese Collins Turner, May-July, Online Exhibition
2014 "A Few of Our Favorite Things" Peveto Gallery - March, Houston, TX
2014 "Downtown LA Art Walk", Spring Arts Tower Gallery - March, Los Angeles, CA
2013 (Shared group show - 3 artist), HaleARTS - November, Santa Monica, CA
2013 "Geometric Horizons", Artspace Warehouse - October, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "Pop Uber Alles" juried by Timothy Potts, Gallery 825 - September, Los Angeles, CA
2013 LAAA Benefit Auction, Gallery 825 - July, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "The Cityscape Show III", George Billis Gallery LA - July, Culver City, CA
2013 GET ART: Project Angel Food’s Group Show – June, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "Gleaming Apollo" juried by Shula Nazarian, Gallery 825 - March, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Venice Art Walk & Auction - May, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "Words on Printed Page" juried by Cheryl Perkey, Gallery 825 - February, Los Angeles, CA
2012 GET ART: Project Angel Food’s Group Show – June, Los Angeles, CA
2011 "RAW: Natural Born Artist", V Lounge Group Show - October, Santa Monica, CA
2011"RAWards, Indie Arts Awards Show", Semi-Finals Showcase, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Catapult Magazine, November
2011 Issue 3, Featured Artist
Los Angeles Art Association
Collage Artists of America
Art Space Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX
HaleARTS, Venice, CA