Cosmic Scatterings of Abstraction: Four Artists Take Stock of Abstraction in the 21st Century
Atticus Adams' sculptures embody the transformative power of art, illustrating the creation of beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using mostly aluminum mesh—generally found in screen doors/windows and filters—he creates abstract sculptural artworks and installations, which sometimes resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena.
Atticus works spontaneously, feeling his way toward the objects that take shape in mind as he shapes them almost entirely by hand.
This silver 40" tall by 19" inch wide and 12" inch deep metal wall sculpture is lightweight and easy to install on the built-in concealed metal eyelets on the back of the sculpture. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. $125 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity is included.
“Metal mesh is a beautiful, flexible material that allows you to explore shadow and transparency in endless ways,” he says. “The material lends itself to these biomorphic shapes, which aren’t necessarily intentional . . . The sculptures seem fragile but are actually quite resilient—like nature itself.”
Atticus grew up in West Virginia, steeped in traditional folk art. Several members of his family were self-taught artists, deeply involved in such crafts as wood carving and quilting. His formal art training includes stints at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard’s School of Architecture.
2015 Shapes & Forms, Desert Art Collections, Palm Desert, CA
2015 Mesh Lab : The Experiments, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Skeeter Baby and other Specimens, Nutting Art Gallery, West Liberty University, WV
2014 Arcadia, BE Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Summertime, BE Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 A Joggling Board Summer, Orchard Windows Gallery, New York City, NY
2011 Atticus Adams - An Appalachian in Paris, Borelli-Edwards, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 My Walden, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Atticus Adams, Europ’art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Joyland, Mineral Spring Lofts, Pawtucket, RI
2015 Silver & Gold, WAX Jewelry Design Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Seamonkey Garden, Children’s Museum – Waterplay Room, Pittsburgh, PA