Peter Adams – Earth Scar Series

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Landscape paintings

July 7 – 30, 2017
Opening Reception  Friday July 7, 7 – 9:30pm

Peter Adams, Earth Scar Series, invitationPeter Adams’ Earth Scar Series is focused on landscapes transformed by humans in some of the most remote parts of the world. He sees the paintings in this series as reflecting pools for a discourse on our relationship with landscape and our changing attitudes toward resources. Most of the works in the series explore the world’s largest open-pit diamond mines; but these pits, and the resulting slag piles symbolize our hunger for resources of all kinds.

Adams considers himself a landscape painter, one who has primarily worked in oils for the last 30 years. More recently, he has made a transition to mixed media by combining conté, acrylic washes, paint markers, oil sticks and oil paint. His practice is informed by the work of abstract impressionism and, simultaneously by the sensuality and intimacy of paintings by portrait artists such as Lucien Freud.