David Adams

Résumé:

 

Museum

1985 - One Man Show

            Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah

 

Solo Exhibits

2005 - One Man Show

            A-Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

1997 - One Man Show

            Philips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Group Exhibits

2004 - Calvin Charles Gallery

            Scottsdale, Arizona

2003 - Abstract Show

            A-Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

2001/ 2000 - Two Man Show

            Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California

1996 - Sculpture of Utah

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

 

Group Shows

1995 - A- Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

1994-1998 - Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

1989 - Artists of Bull River,

            Bountiful Art Center, Bountiful, Utah

1981 - Artists of Bull River

            Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah

 

Publications

1997 - Utah Painting and Sculpture

                        Swanson, Olpin and Selfrit

 

Collections/ Commissions

2011 - City Creek Partners

            Salt Lake City, Utah

2009 - Utah State DHS/DEQ Office Building

            Salt Lake City, Utah

2008 - Utah Transit Authority/ Salt Lake City [Planetarium Station]

            Salt Lake City, Utah

2008 - Intermountain Health/ Dixie Medical

            St. George, Utah

2007 - W W Clyde Corp.

            Salt Lake City, Utah

2006 - Cottonwood New Park

            Park City, Utah

2005 - Salt Lake Airport Authority

            Salt Lake City, Utah

2005-2006 - Thiokol Corporate Collections

            Brigham City, Utah

2005 - Union Bank Corporate Collection

            Lincoln, Nebraska

1995-1997 - Cottonwood Corporate Center

            Salt Lake City, Utah

1994 - Bryan Medical Plaza East

            Lincoln, Nebraska

1992 - McDowell Gillman Associates PC

            Salt Lake City, Utah

1981 - American Express Credits Card Division

            West Valley City, Utah

 

Private Collections

Okland                          Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Bennion                        Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Drake                           Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Rennick                        St. George, Utah                      

M. Miller                        Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Fortuna                         Salt Lake City, Utah                  

R. Smith                       Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Stewart                         Salt Lake City, Utah                  

Stoicescu                     Limasol, Cyprus                       

Davis                            Newport Beach, California                     

Kaufman                       Cathedral City, California                      

Johnson                       Indian Wells, California             

Schott                          Indian Wells, California

 

 

Statement:

I grew up in the Western United States. We first lived in southeastern Washington and then in Northern New Mexico. I always enjoyed outdoor activities and sports along with the arts, literature, math and sciences. As a youth in New Mexico I spent a lot of time in the mountains of New Mexico, the plains region of Nebraska and the red rock regions of southern Utah. From these experiences, I developed a deep and abiding reverence for the wondrous variety of landscapes and the many aspects/forces of Nature that exist there.

Along with exposure to the many forms and life in landscape, I was exposed to a variety of cultures and beliefs around me. I find the differences and shared views on which all culture and belief are based to be fascinating, something I continue to explore.

I have always based my works on ideas that relate to the origins of culture, myth, belief and understanding. I don't particularly care to promote any specific belief system as much as explore the natural forces that engender, inform and shape them.

The other main aspect of my work has to do with the exploration of the nature of remembering. The images we see as well as those we sense just outside our field of vision or didn't quite notice as we pass from one point to another. Remembered images often consist of incomplete or randomly reconstructed images and impressions from dreams and experiences that, nevertheless become a real memory.

These may happen as a result of a human emotions arising from experiences such as tragedy or the impression of awe and wonder that scale and terrain found in certain landscapes inspire in us. I find these special characteristics of place interesting and often include references to them in my work.

I work in both two and three-dimensional media using metals, stone and paint to produce my works. The sculpture is either presented as free-standing, environmental or wall mounted pieces. Each piece usually consists of a central figure form of primarily fabricated and cast metals to with additional metal and stone elements. I often incorporate color in the finished pieces and the aluminum works are always painted with multi-chromic industrial enamels. These forms combine and layer elements of nature with aspects of human figure and geometry to create forms that refer to the interactions of humanity in the landscape and the mythos that arises as a result of our memories of those interactions and experiences.

My paintings are executed in acrylics and pastels on fabricated and prepared aluminum panels or sometimes, canvas.  I use traditional and some non-traditional painting techniques to build up paintings of many layers of color and texture.

I seek to create works of visual depth, texture and line to create vibrant works that capture a sense of movement and life that will remain captivating after many viewings.  In this pursuit my works result in a seeming visual paradox of complex simplicity that evokes a sense of serenity through the application of often fairly intense colors. Combinations of contradictions to create rich harmonies.

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