Popular White Rock artist, Jim Adams, returns to The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1pm to give a free public Artist Talk, and tour you through his exhibition The Irretrievable Moment.
“You will have the opportunity to experience Adam’s personal account of the most expansive exhibition of his artwork shown to date. The Irretrievable Moment at The Reach is half of a two-part retrospective developed in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery and brings together over 125 artworks by this artist. At this talk, Adams will share anecdotes, ideas, and insight into his long and accomplished career and comment on works from both exhibitions,” explains Laura Schneider, Executive Director & Curator at The Reach.
The exhibition’s title refers to the pivotal moment when a critical transformation is about to take place or, in Adams’ words, “you have committed to the action but the action hasn’t actually happened yet.” The works of art presented at The Reach are drawn from the past three decades of Adams’ career and are the culmination of the artist’s ongoing interest in deep time, the myths of civilization, and the realm of intergalactic possibility.
The first, or other half of the retrospective is showing at the Surrey Art Gallery only until June 11. It includes early works by the artist that have not been exhibited in decades, alongside a substantial body of newer work that explores the artist’s interests in the history of modern art, aviation, and the changing physical and social landscape of his community.
Jim Adams was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Temple University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. At age 24, he moved to California where he taught printmaking at California State University and drawing at the Laguna Beach School of Art and Design. When he moved to Vancouver, BC, he took a position in 1970 at the newly created Douglas College and stayed with the Department when it became part of what is now Kwantlen Polytechnic University until his retirement. For the past 40 years, Adams has been an advocate for the visual arts.
Join Jim Adams at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, on June 17th at 1pm for a lively and entertaining discussion. For more programming at The Reach visit thereach.ca or phone: 604 864 8087 (dial “O”).