Lauren Frances Adams- Here be Monsters @ Aisle 1 Gallery

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Date(s) - Jan 11
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Here be Monsters brings together works by Lauren Adams from 2009 – 2012 that center on the pre-colonial period in America and the relationships between the colonizers, the natives, and the natural landscape. Adams’ studio sources include archival imagery such as paintings of Queen Elizabeth I and watercolors of Algonquins on the coast of North Carolina in the 16th century. Lauren Adams’ artwork is an investigation in the fashion, figures, and propaganda of early American settlement, reviving archaic forms in an effort to make sense of America’s collective past.

Lauren Adams (Snow Hill, North Carolina, b. 1979) lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a full-time faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Back Lane West, Cornwall, UK (2012); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (Front Room and EXPO Chicago, 2012); Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C. (2011); Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis (2011); and Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, California (2010). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including: Nymans House and Gardens, Sussex, UK (2012); Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina (2012), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2011); Purdue University, Indiana (2011); St. Cecelia’s, Brooklyn, New York (2010); CUE Foundation, New York (2008); Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (2008); and the Andy Warhol Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (2005); among many others. Notable awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and has attended several artist residencies, including the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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