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Kelly R. Adams

BFA 2018


Oil on canvas, 2016, 20"w x 28"h

I see portraiture as a unique opportunity to expand upon reality. I work from photos of figures that are digitally altered or posed in an unusual situation. The alternative reality that is created opens the possibility for psychological themes to be visually demonstrated. I am in interested in the collective human experience, with a focus on identity and emotion. These ideas are explored in the paintings through the manipulations that are imposed on the figures. While a resulting image could not exist in real life, it offers a more complete picture of the whole person.

Kelly R. Adams - Barriers

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.