Sea Stone & Other Pictures features a selection of painted woodblocks made by Robert Adams during the tumultuous spring of 2020, exhibited alongside the artist’s photographic views of the prairie. The simplified compositions draw on the stillness and grandeur that Adams remembers from his time spent on the Colorado prairie. A catalogue of these works, Robert Adams: The Plains, from Memory, will be published by Steidl this spring.
Modest in size and often painted in springlike hues with block-printing ink, the wooden works are made from the scraps of an old brick and board bookcase, and cut with simple handsaws.
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