Adam Gordon’s multi-disciplinary practice shifts between installation, painting, photography, and controlled encounters. His work centers around constructions of space and challenges our inherent desire for a defined narrative. In his paintings, Gordon crafts his subjects from images that he observes in person, captures in snapshots, or fully imagines. He only slightly alters his source material, creating the impression of reality distilled out of itself. Gordon captures unexpected nuance in his banal subjects, training our attention towards the subtle ambiguities of everyday existence.
Adam Gordon (b. 1986, St. Paul, Minnesota) lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gordon received his MFA from Yale University in 2011. He has had solo exhibitions at Chapter NY, New York; Gandt, Queens; Project Native Informant, London; Galleria ZERO, Milan; and The Power Station, Dallas. Gordon’s work was included in The Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and has been included in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; HOUSE, Berlin; Chapter NY, New York; Project Native Informant, London; New Gallerie, Paris; Andrew Kreps, New York; High Art, Paris; Derek Eller, New York; National Exemplar, New York; Boates Fine Arts, São Paulo; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. His work is included in the collections of the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.