About the Artist
Adam Pierce received his BFA from the California College of the Arts and has exhibited his work in gallery and group shows in the Sacramento area as well as in Berkeley and Santa Fe. Adam is the co-owner of Pierce Art Camp with his wife and fellow artist Suzy Pierce.
Adam Pierce 's large canvases host "scenes ... where individual perception and unspoken dialog" can flourish and dwell. The compositions are spare and enticing. Pierce's instinctual myriad of brilliant colour at times provides the textural depth of grass cloth to that of batiked silk. The artist skews gravity and the weight of the paint. Moni Van Camp Kondos describes the technique as kindred to the "... drips and dribbles of Par Steir but taking a step away from the abstract by adding the figure."
The series, born out of portraitures, evolved to gestures and absence of features where suggestion can become more emotional.