In ‘Suns,’ Emily Davis Adams explores three approaches to visual representations of the sun. Her source materials are NASA photography, an object of her own design, and direct light. The juxtaposition of such a vast range of implied scale and source material stems from her interest in the line between the artificial and the natural and the way in which scientific investigation and highly representational painting both are evidence of an attempt to understand and possess the world around us while simultaneously creating the world we are trying to understand and possess.
Emily Davis Adams lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Adams attended UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and UC Berkeley, where she studied in both the Department of Art Practice and the College of Natural Resources. She received a BS from UC Berkeley in Society and Environment with an interest in Science and Technology Studies, and an MFA and postgraduate fellowship from the New York Academy of Art in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, and her work has been exhibited at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco; Jackie Headley University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico; Worth Ryder Art Gallery at the University of California, Berkeley; Flowers Gallery, New York; and George Adams Gallery, New York, among others. Her work has been reviewed in several publications including the Los Angeles Times and Artillery Magazine. She has taught as lecturer in art departments at numerous institutions, most recently at Stanford University.