The Seattle Public Utilities has purchased one of Rob Adams paintings as part of their "Emerging Artists Purchase." The purchased piece, "Radula" is part of a series of that address theorists Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacans ideas on the construction of language, culture, and self. In a departure from Adams' previous works using fragments of found images, here he appropriated from parts of his own older works. "Radula" is taken from his 2005 painting "Strait." The title refers to a snails tongue, inspired by his undergraduate study of zoology, and is an embrace of the Rorschach Test effect of abstract paintings on individual perception.
For more information, contact Robert Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or the LCC Art and Applied Design office at 463-5409.