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Derrick Adams Artist Talk at the MCA

  • The Holiday Event Center 2644 West 32nd Avenue Denver, CO, 80211 United States (map)

On July 26, Derrick Adams, named by Culture Magazine as the “hardest working artist in America,” will speak about his exhibition, Transmission. Derrick will be joined by friend and fan Antwaun Sargent, a Brooklyn-based writer, activist, art critic, and badass. Sargent has written for VogueViceThe New YorkerInterview Magazine, HyperallergicForbes, and more.

Adams’s approach to artmaking is at once generous and inviting, and though it is often inspired by real-world objects, he takes a much more handmade approach to his artmaking.  He says:

“I like materials with a physical appearance. Imagination is in everyone, and if you can envision things and not worry about high production, you can do more and affect people in a way that’s equally relevant and impactful.”

The sculptures, installations, and works on paper included in Transmission illustrate Adams’s ongoing study of racial identity as it is both filtered through popular culture and also reimagined for the future. Each body of work featured in this exhibition highlights a particular strain of Adams’s sharp yet unexpectedly playful representations of figures both real and imagined, from the past and the future. 

Members and Students $10  |  Nonmembers $15

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