May 7—October 16, 2010

By transforming existing irrigation implements into sculptures that remain true to their original intent, Adam Bateman combines the formal concerns of abstraction with iconic materials ever-present in the Western landscape to reconcile the landscape tradition with that of Modern sculpture.  The inherent nature of the materials he uses are linear and quite large, treating them as much as drawing as sculpture. By trying to reconcile form and content, Modernism and Traditional Landscape, and by flooding the work with personal-cultural meaning, Bateman transcends traditional art historical boundaries and re-asserts an art-rhetoric of conceptual-formal-craft rigor.

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