"Efflux" January 14 - 6pm February 15, 2011 (on view 24 hours a day)
"Adams' work straddles the domains of performance and installation art; his drawings are designed and created specific for their space, and immediately destroyed at the close of the exhibition. The feathery line-quality of his graphite drawings evoke plumes of smoke, equally transitory and in keeping with the larger work's momentary existence. Alongside the installation's gestural work will also be a monitor looping footage of Adams creating the piece itself. Together Efflux's components offer a metaphor for evolution - moving the viewer through creation, existence, and eventual destruction."
-Brooke Seidelmann, Gallery Director, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
John M. Adams' paintings represent the process of grasping at that which is transient and ephemeral. Adams' adventures canoeing down rivers, traversing mountains, and navigating urban jungles inform their visual language. His perceptions of these experiences remain ambiguously familiar and appear if not in the composition of the work, then in the process.