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Adam Shirley / Still Life / Feb 4 / Re:View Contemporary

Adam Shirley

Still Life

February 4 – March 3, 2012

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

7 pm – 10 pm

Still Life

 In his second solo exhibit at Re:View, Adam Shirley's presents his latest body of work, a series of compositions referencing the history and tradition of still life paintings. Continuing to work with steel, a material typically associated with utility and function, Shirley's investigations into the relationships between two and three-dimensional objects, material and scale, now take him into creating still life compositions using the most unlikely of materials.

These three-dimensional works arise from layering a singular material, providing multiple perspectives to experience the spatial interactions between form, color and light, as well as, figure and ground.

Once again, Shirley creates works that intend to engage the viewer into their own exploration of the potentials of each object or form, opening for infinite interpretations and experiences.

Adam Shirley received his BFA in 1993 from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Fine Arts in the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 2010. Shirley has been recently awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship.

Re:View Contemporary Gallery

444 W. Willis Street, Units 111 and 112

Detroit, MI 48201

Tel: 313.833.9000  

Gallery Hours:

Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, noon - 6 p.m.

Or by appointment.