Canadian artist Kim Adams is known for hybrid, assemblage-type sculptures that incorporate the readymade and prefabricated to explore social structures, the implications of technology, and the divide between life and art. He uses industrial processes to make structures that interrogate ideas of utility and mobility, inspiring questions about our relationship to our environment, domesticity, and representations. Adams has exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally, and his works are shown both in gallery spaces as well outside the museum as public art commissions. Love Birds explores the idea of the interaction of two objects and the language of the space between them.
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Born in Edmonton in 1951, Kim Adams is one of Canada’s leading sculptors. He has been showing his work nationally and internationally for almost three decades. Based in Toronto, he is the winner of the 2012 Gershon Iskowitz prize, and the subject of the 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario retrospective: Kim Adams: Recent Works. His recent solo shows include: Artist Colony (Bureau de change, 75th Anniversary of the Banff Centre) at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; Roadside Attractions at Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria; and Bugs and Dragons at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Recent group shows include: Beyond/In Western New York; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre Buffalo; Wandering Positions/Here We Go Again, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Mexico; Insiders at the Musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, France; and El Geni de Les Coses at the Office for Artistic Diffusion (ODA) in Barcelona. Adams is the subject of numerous books and catalogues, and his work is part of many major public collections, including those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Centraal Museum in Holland.
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