Exhibition at Seraphin Gallery

April 22 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: April 22, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm
Phillip Adams Santa Marta Colombia

“Santa Marta”, oil on canvas, 54″ x 36″

Seraphin Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Phillip Adams, titled  When I Close My Eyes, from April 22- May 29, 2016. There will be an opening reception held on April 22, from 6pm-8pm at Seraphin Gallery with a private reception Wednesday April 20th.  Phillip Adams returns to painting in this body of work that illustrates the heart of feeling, place and recollection.

Adams’ painting Santa Marta, titled after its inspirational location in the Caribbean region of Colombia, portrays the ethereal realm in between physical and mental space. Translating the passionate seclusion of South America, Adams sets a palm ablaze in a marriage of day and night, conceiving an aura of mystery that seduces the viewer into this fantastical memory.  Throughout the exhibition, high contrast, sharpness, and technical skill harmoniously combine to create dreamlike scenes that evoke nostalgia- a true sensation of remembrance through ghostly depictions of landscape and figure. The artist curates compositions through digital processes and intuition, which relay an entire atmosphere- a natural transportation.

“When I close my eyes is a series that speaks to the intangible. Derived from places, memories, and emotions, I explored compositions and content that is fueled by the elusiveness of the subconscious and the shifting of memories. The titles reference the origin of each composition, questioning how “place” influences ones life. The cumulative experience from each place blur borders and memories but leaves lasting impressions and emotions.

-Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams is a Philadelphia based artist, who has exhibited regionally at Arcadia University, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Seraphin Gallery. Adams also exhibits nationally across the country, and creates large-scale murals both nationally and internationally.