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Adam P Smith
Brookyln, NY

Genre:Conceptual;


ARTIST STATEMENT: Constructing kinetic and animated painting, sculpture, video, assemblage, and collage I form visual paradoxes and parodies of reality describing phenomenon isolated from the everyday and glorified. Moments drawn from a wide range of political, personal, and fantastical scenarios establish psychological sites for disparate elements to congregate in environments that are simultaneously haunting, familiar and alien. With irreverence toward medium-specificity, materials are mined from vernacular culture, hardware stores and museums. Conflating painting with sculpture, mass-produced objects and imagery with high-art conventions, I evoke a mischievous and belligerent pop-art lineage that mimics the human endeavor to understand the universe through a bizarre confluence of real events, daydreams and preexisting fables. Simple pranks and tongue in check humor erode to display undercurrents of biting dissatisfaction and dysfunction. With no attempt to disguise the material makeup, my methods of construction parallel the imperfections, flaws and vulnerability reveled in the subject’s characters.
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  • Private Eye
    2015
    resin, steel, foam, plastic, wood
    9’ by 7.5’ by 3’

  • Charlatan
    2015
    steel, foam, resin, plastic, faux succulents, resin-filled mylar
    11.5’ x 10’ x 3’

  • Blue
    2015
    resin, steel, foam, plastic, silk flowers, flameless candles
    7’ by 5.5’ by 2.5’

  • Jolly Giant
    2015
    resin, steel, foam, plastic, wood
    10’ by 7’ by 3.75’

  • Chatterbox
    2015
    resin, steel, foam, plastic
    7’ x 8’ x 2.25’

  • Hemi
    2015
    resin, steel, foam, plastic, wood
    8’ by 6’ by 2.75’

  • Mammoth
    2105
    synthetic plush carpet
    9′ by 10′

  • Horse
    2015
    synthetic plush carpet
    9’ by 8’

  • Bob
    2015
    resin, antique mirror
    36″ by 39″

  • Bouquet
    2015
    resin, antique mirror
    31″ by 38″

  • Pumpkin
    2015
    resin, antique mirror
    4' by 5'

  • Bottom 12
    2014
    foam, rope, formica, bungee
    22" by 24" by 50"

  • Bottom 7
    2013
    foam, belt, formica, bungee
    22” by 24” by 50”

  • Bottom 8
    2013
    foam, belt, formica, bungee, donut
    22” by 24” by 50”

  • Chime 2
    2014
    wood chime, resin, chain
    34" by 9"

  • Crush
    2011
    printed photo on canvas, synthetic hair, fan

  • American Totem
    2011
    latex political masks, expandable foam (Great Stuff)

  • American Totem, detail
    2011
    latex political masks, expandable foam (Great Stuff)

  • Preggers
    2011
    venetian blinds, disco ball, wig, rubber balls, faux watermelon, soccer ball, faux tomato, dust mop

  • Preggers, detail
    2011
    venetian blinds, disco ball, wig, rubber balls, faux watermelon, soccer ball, faux tomato, dust mop
 








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