About this Work
2019, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $800
I painted 'Farfugium, Gibbes Museum' during my residency there in 2019. It was done from observation in the museum's garden. To me, the piece represents a questioning of authentic experience vs. mediated experience. I flip between traditional genres like plein air painting and newer ones in the digital sphere. During this time of quarantine, how can we create 'authentic' interactions with others when most of these interactions are mediated by computers? Paintings are, in a sense, simulations just like more recently developed mediums. I think we can use our long standing analysis of traditional genres to help us understand these new ways to stay connected.
About the Artist
Adam Eddy received his BA in Studio Art and Art History from College of Charleston, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Boston University. His work has been exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions. He currently resides in Charleston, SC, where he teaches in the department of Studio Art at the College of Charleston.
Adam Eddy participated in the Visiting Artist program at the Gibbes from January 10 - May 10, 2019.