Carrie Coleman Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of immersion:emersion , a curated
exhibition of two Virginia artists, John M. Adams and Matthew Grimes. The exhibition opens Friday, June 1, at Commune (759 Granby Street) in the NEON District of Norfolk with an opening reception beginning at 6:00 pm. The exhibition, featuring deconstructed paintings and mixed media works, will remain on view through July 14, 2018.
Employing unique individual approaches, Matthew Grimes and John M. Adams create work that is a reaction to immersion within specific environments. Each artist physically deconstructs and reconstructs major elements, altering their interpretation of the initial experience and developing new relationships between intention and memory. This juncture of disparate elements simultaneously causes tension and unexpected harmonies,blurring the lines between origin of experience and the structure of memory and ultimately format of the artifact. The work exhibits intricately fabricated compositions while relying heavily on exploratory yet confident gesture,
nudging the viewer to ponder their own relationships with experience and memory.