MEDIA CRITIQUE IS ART AT PIONEER WORKS
Words by Diana McClure / Photographs by Anders Jones
For anyone interested in changing the media landscape of American culture, Derrick Adams is an artist at the forefront of that dialogue. His latest exhibition, ON, is currently on view at Pioneer Works, Red Hook's own leading contemporary art venue. The exhibition offers a layered critique of consumerism, capitalism, race, gender and personal autonomy through the lens of television, entertainment and pop culture.
What appears at first glance to be a deluge of color, playful sculpting and a feel good visual landscape, is in many ways a metaphor for the subliminal messaging embedded in the cultures of television and advertising.