“I am excited and grateful for having been selected for inclusion in the W2S solo exhibition series at The Sculpture Center. I believe the opportunity for exhibiting my work to an expanded regional network will provide invaluable experience and have a meaningful impact in the evolution of my practice.” – Shirley on his participation in W2S. Artist Statement My recent body of work draws inspiration from the paintings of Giorgio Morandi and the idea of perceiving the world through a singular material. Still life paintings serve as both starting point and frame of reference for my continued investigation into the relationships that exist between two and three dimensional objects, material and scale. The work exists as a series of three dimensional still life compositions which explore notions of perception and understanding, as well as, personal connections, experiences and memories in relation to objects. Short Bio Adam Shirley earned his BFA from College of Creative Studies (1993) and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2010). Since graduating Adam has exhibited in a number of group, two-person, and solo shows in Detroit, New York, The Netherlands, and Chicago. Adam has received a number of awards such as The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.
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