DERRICK ADAMS | Colorbar Constellation 7

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Salon 94
Colorbar Constellation 7, 2019
Acrylic paint, paper [vintage TV Guide covers], fabric, on pigment printed canvas, with vinyl [wood grain patterned fabric-backed vinyl], TV antenna, aluminum foil, and wood cleat
Signed on reverse
86 x 44 x 1 in.


Derrick Adams was born in Baltimore, MD in 1970 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self-image and forward projection. The ongoing collage series, "Deconstruction Worker," is motivated by architectural vocabulary. Influenced by the exploration of the urban dweller, Adams implements geometric constructions of human figures in an ambiguous state between construction and deconstruction. Adams received his BA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from Columbia University and is an alumnus of The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He has exhibited widely in New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Aspen, London and Paris. Adams has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Hudson River Museum. Adams’ work is in numerous important public collections such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Arts and Design, and Studio Museum in Harlem.

Images courtesy of Salon 94 and the artist.