Katie Adams presents Bulbs of Dream and Dread

An art exhibition to raise awareness about organ transplants
March 6-13, 2020
Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa. — The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present the master of fine arts thesis exhibition of Katie Adams, titled Bulbs of Dream and Dread, March 6-13, 2020, at the Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa. An opening reception for the artist will be Friday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m., during Tuscaloosa’s First Friday activities.

Katie is encouraging attendees to support organ transplants by making a donation to the National Foundation for Transplants.

Donations exceeding $30 will receive a signed print. Show your receipt in person or email it to kmadams9@crimson.ua.edu

Adams gets the title of her exhibition from the renowned poet Russell Edson: “Do not pull at the difficult head, this teetering bulb of dread and dream.” She takes her inspiration from the human body and its forms and structures. She writes in her artist statement, “By manipulating naturally established structures and repeated arrangements, I borrow metaphorical meaning from non-human organisms, expanding conversations of health and disease. My work draws attention to the effects of health on conscious perspective. By investigating how systematic disruptions impact the sense of self, I create visual manifestations of the emergence of patterns from complicated interactions between structural components within the body. Altering the perception of texture, my forms utilize biomimicry to react to the disorder that disease causes in the architecture and function of living organisms while promoting community support for advancements in biomedical research and engineering.”

Katie Adams is a graduate teaching assistant working toward an MFA in sculpture. She received the BA from Western Kentucky University in art with a concentration in sculpture. Her work has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions including Height x Width x Depth (HWD) in Kettering, Ohio; 51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, Texas, and 24th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Bowling Green, Ky. She demonstrated at the 2016 Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Convention (SOFA) in Chicago. Her work consists mostly of metal, wood and glass components. Adams says that she searches to understand and combine nature’s physical elements and systems with emotional connections.

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