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Wayne E Adams
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am interested in painting as a lens through which to reconcile my perception of the corporeal world with intangible notions of intense human emotion, experience and meaning. It is an understanding of art as a treatise on human nature—the practice of making art as a means of making one more human.

In my most recent work, I am utilizing abstraction to explore Slavoj Zizek’s notion of The Void and the event/rift from his book, The Fragile Absolute: or Why is the Christian legacy worth fighting for?. Triangles become anthropomorphized and stand in for individuals and communities, events and emotions and also The Void—the place/frame of sublimation in and artwork (traditionally a painting).
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ARTIST RESUME:


Education
Washington University in St. Louis MFA 2000
Calvin College BFA 1996

Honors/Awards
2009-2010 International Arts Movement fellow

Exhibitions – Solo
2012
“The (Sacred) Void”, First Things Gallery, New York, NY
2011
“Wayne Adams: New Works”, Union University, Jackson, TN

Exhibitions – Group
2013
“These Guys: A Tribute to Guy Chase” Greenville College, Greenville, OH
“Revelations: Interrogating the Sacred” Saint Xavier University, ,Chicago, IL
2012
“Art From the Boros” Denise Bibro, Brooklyn, NY
“The Ballot Show” Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Yudh Abyhas” A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
“The Big Show 7” Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
“Dead in August” Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
2011
"Dead in August" The Pentagon, Brooklyn, NY
"Control Alt Delete" HKJB, Brooklyn, NY
"Obstacle" The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
2010
“Configuration” Calvin College 106 Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
“Art/Value/Currency” The Pigeon Wing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, London, UK
“Adams | Miracle” STOREFRONT Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Born to Die” Secondhome Projects / Temp IX, Berlin, Germany
International Arts Movement commissioned installation for Encounter 10, New York, NY
“Portable Caves” HKJB, Long Island City, NY
“Postcards from the Edge" benefit for Visual AIDS, Zeiher Smith Gallery, NY
2009
“Quality Service” The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2008
“I AM NOT A MACHINE: This life is not the last painting” New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
“The Strange Place” Alogon Gallery, Chicago
“Art and Text: Images, Concepts, And Insights” traveling exhibition
“Alumni Photography Exhibition” Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
2007
“Really” New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
“The Submissions Show” Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
"One Body/Many Views" Rob Buckly Gallery, NYC
“Reconciliation” Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
2005
“Select III” WPAC, Corcoran, Washington, DC
“My Body Is My Billboard” Open Source Art, Champaign, IL
 








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