My work explores the language and objects that mark our local and national landscapes. Through the materiality of painting and drawing, I embody the experience of discovering and recognizing these markers. My studio practice is peripatetic, allowing for any object that crosses my path to be source material for the studio. Through additive and subtractive processes that enhance or disrupt the legibility of the source images, my works become conceptually multi-layered. While I take a visual interest in found or appropriated objects, my translation of the material points to the enduring signifiers of shared space such as the residue of class, ownership, celebration, and our collective and personal histories. My paintings and drawings take on double or triple meanings as they seek to guide viewers through my experience while allowing them to recall their own.
Carris Adams is a visual artist whose practice visually investigates markers of domesticated space. The conceptually multi-layered works seek to inform and position viewers to recognize their assumptions, recall an experience and perhaps note how societal markers materialize in the landscape.. Adams received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin (2013) and her MFA from the University of Chicago (2015). Adams's work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem ( New York, NY) , The Logan Center Exhibitions at The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Produce Model Gallery (Chicago, IL) Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery (Chicago,IL) and The Courtyard Gallery at The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).