Recent Work of Jamie Adams to be Displayed at River Campus Art Gallery

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 12, 2008 – The Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University is pleased to present an exhibit of contemporary portraiture by Jamie Adams. Works in this exhibition include paintings from two recent series: “misfitted men,” a group of self-portraits suggesting a collective time-line, and “jeannie,” paintings that center on the Euro-American film “Breathless” (A bout de Souffle by Jean-Luc Godard).

The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 17 to Oct. 10. The public is invited to join the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3. A gallery talk by the artist will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the River Campus Art Gallery located in the Seminary Building at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Admission is free.

These works, confined to small, private spaces, present simple themes of love and desire; proposing an inaccessible, yet enjoyable  vision invaded by the artist.

Adams’ artistic impulses have led him to the solitary processes of drawing and painting and the strategy of figuration.

 “It (the work) functions as a transcription of my most intimate impressions from life.  Partly as personal memoir, the work exists as a vain attempt to record and come to terms with reality and recapture something of what has been lost,” Adams wrote.

The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Seminary Building, Room 106. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

All Gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Emily Booth, (573) 651-2663 or e-mail ebooth@semo.edu.