Fort Sunshine June 10 - July 2, 2005
Michael Adamson’s work entitled Fort Sunshine is an overwhelming explosion of colour and texture. Inspired by his time spent in Jamaica and Canada, the fantastical landscape and grid paintings included in the exhibition are a combination of Adamson’s passion for colour and his obsession with layered surfaces.
Paintings with waterfalls, lakes, palm trees and flowers are contrasted with a series of structured grid paintings. The combination of the two series creates an interesting juxtaposition, where each painting tells a unique story. The resulting exhibition radiates colour and pulses with energy.
Born in 1971, Adamson graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver in 1997 and continued his art studies in Germany. He has exhibited across Canada and has participated in international art fairs with the Michael Gibson Gallery in New York City and Chicago.