A Deeper Shade

May 29th, 2008 by Jim

Winstead Adams Projects and Phantom Galleries Los Angeles present A Deeper Shade by James Adams

Exhibition Date: June 6th – June 28th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7th, 6-9 pm

601 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (map)

A Deeper Shade, by Los Angeles-based artist James Adams, moves to Gallery Row in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition, which was most recently at 301 Pine in downtown Long Beach, will be housed in a retail storefront in the Pacific Electric Lofts at the intersection of Los Angeles Street and 6th Street.

In A Deeper Shade, Adams explores altered states of consciousness and perception, both as sensual phenomena and as the philosophical longing for meaning and expression. Adams uses elements from the languages of photography, film and special effects to create work ranging from visually overwhelming, wall-size digital prints to intimate, meditative video installations.

James Adams lives and works in downtown Los Angeles. He received his MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2008. He also holds a degree in biochemistry from the University of Iowa with postgraduate studies in molecular biology at UCLA. Adams’s work spans across media and disciplines from video and sound to sculpture, printmaking, painting and installation. His work has been exhibited throughout Southern California and New York, and his single channel videos have screened at the Experimental Edit International Experimental Video Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. His interests include the phenomenology of visual and sensual experience and the social, political, aesthetic and personal ramifications of altered states of consciousness and perception. He is the former editor of StudioTalk, the CSULB Art Department’s online magazine. He was a co-curator of the Greater LA MFA (GLAMFA) exhibition in 2007 and is the curator for Winstead Adams Projects.

Detail from untitled #8

Detail from untitled #8

untitled #2, installation view

untitled #2, installed as part of A Deeper Shade in Long Beach.

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