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One for the Road

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Truck Container II, 2009 HO Plastic Models (1/87) © Courtesy of Diaz Contemporary, photo by Toni Hafkenscheid
One for the Road

421 Ridout Street
North London, Ontario N6A 5H4
Canada
October 20th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: October 20th, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museumlondon.ca/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
jcewan@museumlondon.ca
PHONE:  
519.661.0333
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed,Fri-Sun 12-5; Thu 12-9
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition surveys Adams’ 30-year career as an inventor of strange new worlds. An enthusiastic assembler of sculptures made from model parts, bikes, trucks, old appliances and equipment, Adams has exhibited throughout Canada and around the world. He has produced drawings and prints, small models, and huge sculptures that reenvision ideas of home, vehicles, and other machines gone humorously awry.

Some of Adams’ works are eccentric and inviting, while others are almost apocalyptic in vision. They describe possible worlds, alternate aesthetics and potential freedoms. Beyond his unique use of materials, his creations explore what art can be through their presentation. Certain sculptures are intended for public display outside the gallery context, becoming a travelling, interactive spectacle in the city streets. The content and context of his works thus challenge conventional ways of thinking about our values, lifestyles, and sense of community.

Adams won the 2012 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, in recognition of the national and international significance of his body of work. One for the Road includes extensive loans from public and private collections across the country, and will be accompanied by a comprehensive publication on Adams' work.

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The Museum will be closed:
Monday, December 24 2012
Tuesday, December 25 2012
Wednesday, December 26 2012
Monday, December 31 2012
Tuesday, January 1 2013

 

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