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Visiting Artist Erika Adams to present "The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena"

Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Digital Arts Research Center Room 230
University of California, Santa Cruz

The Art Department is hosting Artist’s Talks & Presentations Winter 2014:  Stories Unlimited: Layered Meanings and Process

Visiting artist Erika Adams’ studio practice focuses on the exploration of locating the self within a larger context- particularly within social networks, family, and community. The images and installations she creates have a sense of those social relationships and are inspired by insect societies, flocks of birds, wrestlers, her familial vernacular, poetry and everyday interactions.

Erika Adams earned a BA in both Art and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, an MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and studied at the Tamarind Institute where she became a Master Printer. Adams’ work has been shown at numerous national and international exhibitions. She was an artist in residence at the Hall Farm Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, Penland School of Craft, and Djerassi.

*Image shown is detail from "She Said I Have a French Face" by Erika Adams: hole punched text, 30" x 44", 2013.