4 x 7.5 x 4 inches
Adam Shirley’s installations exist as sites for pause and meditative contemplation. Shirley explores the space between experience, perception, and the physical world through the act of making and material manipulation. Objects of a seemingly domestic nature reflect simple gestures of human interaction, while simultaneously questioning our understanding of material expectations.
Adam Shirley’s work explores notions of perception and understanding, as well as, personal connections, experiences and memories in relation to objects.
Adam Shirley earned his BFA from College of Creative Studies (1993) and his MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2010). Since graduating Adam has exhibited in a number of group, two-person, and solo shows in Detroit, New York, The Netherlands, and Chicago. Adam has received a number of awards such as The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.