MKG127 is proud to
present an exhibition of new work by Toronto based artist
February 11 to March 11, 2017
In this exhibition of new work, Micah Adams continues his exploration of
numismatic themes. Having collected and altered Canadian caribou quarters since
2008, Adams presents, for the first time, his ongoing accumulation of Rudolph
quarters. Numismatics traditionally involves the study and collection of
coins and currency. Adams has made a practice of identifying and examining the
iconography found on coins, interpreting their original forms to produce unique
and intricate drawings and sculptures. More specifically, he is drawn to
representations of the natural world on coins as a starting point. This
particular body of numismatic work is interspersed with other representations
the natural and human-made worlds such as a large scale drawing of a tiny
handheld tree made out of matchsticks.
Micah Adams is a collector of objects as much as he is a maker of them. Adams
began his formal art training at CÉGEP John Abbott College in Montréal and
received his BFA in 2008 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in
Halifax. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Harbourfront Centre
Jewellery/Metals studio in Toronto. He has also participated in visiting artist
residencies at Open Studio in Toronto, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
in Dawson City, Yukon and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. Adams is
currently based in Toronto.
How Micah Adams transforms loose change into exceptional art by Terence Dick, Design Lines Magazine, Issue 1, 2017
Micah Adams would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.