Adam Liam Rose
New York-based artist Adam Liam Rose explores architecture’s visual language of “safety” within a practice that spans sculpture, installation, video and drawing. More specifically, the artist mines the difference between real life and the aesthetic tricks various authorities use to numb, soothe, or distract populations from actual or perceived disasters. Rose’s large-scale installations act as imaginative stage sets for these incidents, while his drawings manifest the psychological and spiritual associations connected with them. Ultimately, the artist is drawn to the so-called promise of the architectural imagery of spaces like fallout shelters and how they get defined through our collective memory.