Sept 11, 2011 opening at Offramp Gallery-Pasadena, CA
Lisa Adams' current personal experiences have made her aware of how people cope with unexpected adversities. Adams talked about living life in the gray areas where happiness and tragedy are sublimated. The random splashes and drips of color, along with uprooted trees and plants, define the destructive elements of nature. The regenerative aspects are portrayed through images of flowers and birds. Gouache #19 exemplies her perspective with two spheres of earth floating above water. They miraculously produce individual tree sprouts shooting into the sky. Beneath the water are fragile and significant symbiotic threads that reflect how humans are often bound by mutual experiences and fears.
(the remainder of the article can be viewed on:http://artweek.la/issue/august22-29-2011/article/lisa-adams-born-this-way)