ADAM HELMS with CLAIRE BARLIANT & WILLIAM S. SMITH

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SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN, BOOKSELLERS & DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS present artist Adam Helms on Tuesday, November 19 at 8PM. Admission is free.

Upon the release of his new monograph ADAM HELMS (Snoeck; $55), the artist will join in conversation with writers Claire Barliant and William S. Smith to discuss elements of  his studio practice and the works reproduced in the book. Designed in close collaboration with the artist himself, with full color reproductions and full page fold-outs, this publication is a survey of his work from 2005 to 2012.

“Using an array of media, from found photography, gouache and charcoal on paper and silkscreen to assemblage and installation, acclaimed New York–based artist Adam Helms (born 1974) explores social and military conflict and the continuities between past and present instances of injustice. Helms draws heavily on found imagery (such as online images or photographs from library archives), frequently superimposing contemporary images and drawings upon them to establish both the eerie remoteness and the relevance of the past.” (Text from D.A.P.)
With an interview by Bob Nickas and an essay by William S. Smith, the monograph serves as the first comprehensive survey and entry point into the artist’s work over the last 8 years.
Signed copies of the book will be available at the event.

William S. Smith is an editor at Art in America and Triple Canopy.

Claire Barliant is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared in Art in America, the New Yorker, and other places. She is an adjunct professor in the MFA Program at SUNY Purchase and curatorial advisor to EFA Project Space. She is currently working on a book about Delphine Seyrig.

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