Bruce Adams: Half Life, 1980–2006


February 9–March 25, 2007


Artist List

Bruce Adams

Related Materials

The exhibition is accompanied by a 64-page catalog with an essay by John Massier, Visual Arts Curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and an interview by Firmin.


Bruce Adams, Half Life is the first comprehensive survey of over seventy paintings and works on paper by local Buffalo artist Adams. Known primarily as a figurative painter, Adams has wielded his brush in a variety of styles–from the expressionistic to the photorealistic–to generate a system of signs that juxtapose pop cultural, archeological, technological, and art historical references.

Artist Bios

Adams received his BS and MA in art education from UB. He has been an art instructor in elementary and high schools in the Tonawanda region for over 25 years. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at UB. Adams has shown extensively in the region at Big Orbit, Upton Hall, and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. His work is featured in numerous public and private collections.


Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin, curator, UB Art Galleries.