Origins, 2018, Charcoal and Graphite on Board, 24 x 36 inches.
”Origins” is part of a series called Love at the Matterhorn, where I explore ideas of place and our complicated relationships to them. Themes and ideas related to nature permeate my work, as I am interested in exploring the impulses to control and reshape our environments. I am interested in the paradox of our desire and striving to leave our mark while simultaneously not acknowledging the impact we do have. I explore our need to create, destroy, recreate, and the physical recording of our efforts. In “Origins”, I am juxtaposing a rocking chair with a harsh and beautiful mountain landscape, challenging the viewer to consider our place within the grand span of time; recognizing the past and pondering humanities role in the future.
Phillip Adams is an artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. Adams received his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has exhibited his work in Philadelphia at Seraphin Gallery, Arcadia University, Moore College of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, CFEVA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid (founding member), and Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Adams’ work has also been included in exhibitions throughout the United States. His public art is featured both nationally and internationally, most recently Montreal, Canada, Strasburg, Va, Cincinnati, OH, Washington DC.