FOCUS: Marina Adams
On view through January 10, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Contemporary artist Marina Adams shows seven energetic abstract paintings from the past four years that are immersive in scale, as well as several recent small-scale gouache-on-paper works from her New York series.

Though abstract, Adams’s paintings are rooted in textile design and architecture. She states, “Pattern is a language that crosses boundaries. It offers common ground.” As similar patterns have historically been found in far-flung locations not likely to have been in contact, it is clear certain designs are elemental and primal, and in these synchronicities, as she says, “we find how we’re alike, as opposed to always thinking about how we’re different.”

Image:
Marina Adams
Days and Nights, 2018 (detail).
Acrylic on linen88 x 78 inches
Courtesy of Salon 94, New York