A society and its culture is a living, breathing organism, the same as any single human, plant, animal or microbe. In the same way that a microbiologist looks at beings that are invisible to the naked eye and explains to us how these seemingly invisible forces are working to give shape to our visible existence, I seek to explore how the invisible connections, apparatuses, links and nodes of culture (e.g. the family home) effect its sociological host. If we look at humanity as one large family, the family of man, we can see the precarious structure of relationships that is delicately woven piece by piece. It is these subtle connections between people and places that I am interested in exploring. These matrices represent the complex, ever-changing networks that construct our entire lives—in a sense they represent everything.
Adam Junior was born on June 23rd, 1981 and raised primarily in a middle-class suburban neighborhood on Long Island, NY. After earning his MFA degree from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art Adam returned to his hometown, which has become the primary base for his studio practice. Adam has had the privilege of attending residencies at such places as Vermont Studio Center and Peter's Valley Craft Center. In addition to building his career as an art maker, Adam teaches sculpture and works as an art handler while exhibiting his work along the east coast.