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‘Crimes of Perception’ Latest Exhibit for ‘Distinguished’ Artist Mac Adams

Chelsea Gallery plays host for summer installation 



Mac Adams this summer, as he has throughout his more than 30-year experience as an artist, has been selected as the focal point for gallery exhibition.  For 2013, the exhibition is “Crimes of Perception” at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 West 20th Street in Chelsea, New York City.


On exhibit through August 9, 2013, "Crimes of Perception” is described by Adams as “a cross between an Anthony Caro sculpture and an Agatha Christie murder mystery.”  The works shown are primarily large scale photographs created in the 1970s as part of a series called the “Mystery's.”


“The photos are the narrative for a crime story told in a film noir way, what causes a crime to take place, who was involved,” said Adams in describing his work. “The story told is through the clues given, what you notice and can imagine has taken place.”


Adams has created art for over 30 years and is known for his innovative use of light and shadow with his exhibits shown in London, Paris, Toronto and Osaka.  His work, done as sculptures and photos, is in collections in such places as the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, even at Microsoft, which purchased several pieces of his work for its art collection.


He designed the New York Korean War Memorial entitled “Universal Soldier which was installed in Battery Park in 1991.  The 20-foot memorial, which was the first major memorial in the United States dedicated to the Korean War, shows Adams use of the Earth’s rotation to create a symbol with light on the same date at the same time every year to mark the signing of the Armistice. 


He also designed works for the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France, Rutgers University Law School, for P.S. 20 Queens in New York.  


Born in South Wales, Great Britain in 1943, Adams studied at both Cardiff College of Art and at Rutgers University.  He has won a State University of New York Chancellors Research Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities, a New York State Fellowship  for the Arts for Sculpture and several National Endowment for the Arts awards during his career.


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