Mixed media collage on paper
106.7 x 86.4 (cm)
42.0 x 34.0 (inch)DERRICK ADAMS (b. 1970, Baltimore, Maryland) is a New York-based artist who works in performance art, painting, sculpture and music. In the words of Roberta Smith, "he has sardonically explored the intersections of popular culture, fashion, black experience and the art of the past." Derrick Adams' work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface while exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture in our lives. He has exhibited and performed in New York at PS1/MoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Performa. Adams is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.