Adams Puryear Artist Talk – 6/14 5pm

Date: Friday June, 14th
Time: 5PM
Lecturer: Adams Puryear
About the artist:

ADAMS PURYEAR’S WORK MERGES CRAFT TRADITIONS WITH UNEXPECTED MODES OF SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION. BY APPROACHING 3D ART FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND USING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES, HE PRESENTS VISIONS OF TODAY AND TOMORROWS’ INTERNET DEPENDENT CULTURE OF CONVENIENCE.

ADAMS BORROWS CORE STRATEGIES FROM THE PUNK MUSIC HE GREW UP WITH. THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF BANDS LIKE THE RAMONES OR STOOGES ARE STRAIGHTFORWARD: A FEW SIMPLE GUITAR CHORDS AND UNADORNED DRUM PATTERNS. BUT WHAT IS EVOKED IN THE FEELING AND ATTITUDE GIVES THE MUSIC A LASTING EFFECT. CAN ANYONE REALLY DO BETTER THAN IGGY POP, HIGH ON ACID, SMEARING PEANUT BUTTER AND GLITTER ON HIMSELF DURING A SONG IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE? WITHIN PURYEAR’S ARTWORK HE REFLECTS THIS ATTITUDE AND STYLE OF IGGY AND THE OTHER PUNKS BY REDUCING MY WORK TO THE ELEMENTAL WHICH ALLOWS GREATER FOCUS FOR THE ENERGY ON DISPLAY.

ADAMS PURYEAR HOLDS AN MFA FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY AND A BFA FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART.  PURYEAR’S WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY IN SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS WHERE HE WAS FORMALLY BASED, NATIONALLY IN GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS SUCH AS THE NELSON-ATKINS IN KANSAS CITY, MO AND THE KENNEDY MUSEUM IN ATHENS, OH, AND INTERNATIONALLY AT GALLERIES SUCH AS GALERIE CHRISTINE MAYER, MUNICH, GR, AND MUSEUMS LIKE ICHEON WORLD CERAMIC CENTER IN SOUTH KOREA.  HE IS CURRENTLY A LECTURER AT THE KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE.

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Date

Jun 12 2024