Visiting Artist Program

Visiting Artist: Adam Helms

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Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building
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Adam Helms, a Brooklyn-based artist, uses historical photographic portraits and western iconography to investigate archetypes of social and political identity. Helms often appropriates archival imagery in his charcoal drawings, screen prints, assemblages, and installations. This printed materials are equally recognizable and anonymous, and recontextualize these historical artifacts.

Helms received an MFA from Yale in 2004 and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. Recent solo shows include exhibitions at Artspace in San Antonio and Boesky East in New York. His work is held in numerous public collections around the US, including The Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands. Helms is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City.

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