Cason Adams: Broken

In "Broken," Cason Adams pulls together disparate visual elements and techniques to create paintings as mysterious as they are provocative. The largely figurative, colorful paintings convey an ambiguity that leaves the viewer to extrapolate meaning.

Images drawn from Old Masters and Romantic painters combine with neoexpressionism and computer-age pixilation in unexpected ways, inviting viewers to create narratives based on memory and imagination. Adams uses a variety of media in his paintings, anything from charcoal pencils and permanent markers to house paint that he smooths and blends in a personal way. He fearlessly exploits and repurposes imagery drawn from wherever his senses lead him. As Adams himself says, “There are no sacred cows.”