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Atticus Adams
Pillow Cloud I

2017

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Atticus Adams' organically composed modern metal sculptures embody the transformative power of art, illustrating the creation of beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using mostly aluminum mesh—generally found in screen doors, windows and filters—he creates contemporary abstract sculptural artworks and installations, which resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena. Working in metal, Adams effortlessly transforms rigid material into airy, effervescent artworks. This 12 by 12 by 8 inch lightweight metal wall sculpture is painted silver and is created from aluminum mesh. Atticus works spontaneously, feeling his way toward the objects that take shape in mind as he shapes them almost entirely by hand. The built-in concealed metal eyelet on the back of the sculpture contributes to an effortless installation on a single nail or screw. The artwork can also be suspended from the ceiling using a wire through the same eyelet. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included. Atticus grew up in West Virginia, steeped in traditional folk art. Several members of his family are self-taught artists, deeply involved in such crafts as wood carving and quilting. His formal art training includes stints at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard’s School of Architecture. Atticus has fond summer memories of screened in porches back home and screen doors that practically dissolved the barrier between inside and outside, allowing the warmth and nature to permeate each day. This association continues to resonate in his art. “Metal mesh is a beautiful, flexible material that allows you to explore shadow and transparency in endless ways,” he says. “The material lends itself to these biomorphic shapes, which aren’t necessarily intentional . . . The sculptures seem fragile but are actually quite resilient—like nature itself.” A well-known sculptor, the organically inspired artworks of Atticus Adams are held in public and private collections and are exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 "Theres a Pink Poodle in My Arcadia," Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 2018 "Summer of Green Apples with Salt," The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 2016 "Mesh Werks," Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, CA 2015 "Shapes & Forms," Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, CA 2015 Mesh Lab : The Experiments, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Skeeter Baby and other Specimens, Nutting Art Gallery, West Liberty University, WV 2014 Arcadia, BE Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Summertime, BE Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 A Joggling Board Summer, Orchard Windows Gallery, New York City, NY 2011 Atticus Adams - An Appalachian in Paris, Borelli-Edwards, Pittsburgh, PA 2010 My Walden, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Atticus Adams, Europ’art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2004 Joyland, Mineral Spring Lofts, Pawtucket, RI INSTALLATIONS 2015 Silver & Gold, WAX Jewelry Design Studio, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Seamonkey Garden, Children’s Museum – Waterplay Room, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Majorelle Jardin, O’Bannon Oriental Carpets - windows, Pittsburgh, PA 2012 Silver Linings, Dinette, Pittsburgh, PA 2010 Transcendental, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2009 Gestures 12, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 STRUNG, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Best of Pittsburgh Show, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Olympic Installation Theatre, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 2006 The Chapel, Brew House Space 101 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2006 White Room, Unblurred, Pittsburgh, PA PROJECTS 2014 Madagascar – associate set designer, Quantum Theatre, PA 2013 Progression Film Project, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Solaire Casino, Manila, The Philippines 2012 “Steel Weavers” video collaboration with sound artist Robert Weis 2010 Medallions & Cloud Chains, – Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 2010 Renaissance on the Allegheny, – Rensaissance Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 The Goat – set design sculptures, Pittsburgh Playhouse, PA 2006 After Mrs. Rochester – ass’t set designer, Quantum Theatre, PA GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016 59th Annual, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 2016 AAP 105 Show, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2015 Summer Show, Art Space 616, Sewickley, PA 2015 AAP 104 Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 2015 Screen Memories, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA 2014 Flowers, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 2014 An Aberrant View, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY 2014 Regional Makers, Harlan Gallery, Greensburg, PA 2013 Monochromatic Vision, Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY 2013 Juxtaposed Gestures, Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA 2013 Artbeat, Shadyside Academy, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 AAP 102 Show, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2012 Biennial, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA 2012 Outside/Inside the Box, FiberPhiladelphia, PA 2011 AAP 101 Show, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Silver Linings, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 2010 AAP 100th Anniversary Show, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2010 Rock-Paper-Scissors, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2010 AAP in 3D, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2009 The Polemics of Love, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tuscon, AZ 2009 THREADS, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA 2009 Fibers Expanded, Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Captastic!, Everyone An Artist Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Eye Candy – Group A, Brew House Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Transformations, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 2009 Guilty Pleasures, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2008 Making Connections, PCA, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 In the Making: 250 years/250 artist, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 Space and Place, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pa 2008 Pinky Swear – Group A, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 Thread From Body to Soul, Borelli-Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Then and Now – AAP, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Reflections, Gallery 707, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Instersection:Art/Life, ArtLoft Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Influx, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Switchback, Artists Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA 2004 Summer Show, Yale School of Art – Gallery, New Haven, CT AWARDS 2013 Anna Marie Sninsky Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 2008 The Kors, Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2008 Best In Show, Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

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  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 12 in. x D 8 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU4264963342
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