Samuel T. Adams: The Language and Performance of Painting

Resembling hieroglyphs, symbol-laden maps, industrial icons and other curiously coded linguistic signs, Brooklyn-based artist Samuel T. Adams’ mysterious paintings appear as if they’re trying to tell us something. Partially influenced by the topographical maps and aerial photographs employed by his father who was a land developer, Adams’ imaginative and occasionally oddly shaped canvases encourage viewers to attempt to decipher their ambiguous imagery.

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