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Adam Ekberg

 
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Bic Lighter, Banana and Cocktail Umbrellas 
2017, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

 
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A Skull and Rainbow in a Subterranean Room
2016, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

 
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Untitled 
2017, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

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On the Surface of a Planet #1 
2016, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

 
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Untitled 
2017, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

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Outpost #3 
2017, archival pigment print50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

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Candle and Rainbow 
2016, archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches (edition of 2), 40 x 30 inches (edition of 3), 24 x 20 inches (edition of 5)

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Adam Ekberg’s recent photographs began as sketches in the artist’s studio, a room in an old barn in New Jersey. These drawings of occurrences that Ekberg wants to see in the world are thumbtacked to the wall so he can conceive of how they can be staged for the camera. The intention is that the situations depicted look happenstance, like the viewer just stumbled upon them, but the behind-the-scenes production to achieve this effortless look is intricate. For example, how can a fire be set in a snowy landscape and not have any footprints around it?

Many of these images are shot in the very same barn, a large meandering structure built by many generations of hands between the 1840s and the 1960s. The barn is as unremarkable as the materials Ekberg uses in his constructions: candles, an animal skull found on the property, Bic lighters, a laser pointer, a prism and party lights. Other images, conceived of as sketches in his studio, were executed in the brambly pine forests nearby and still others were made in a clean white studio at an artist residency. Made with humble materials, Ekberg’s constructions add up to a sum greater than their parts, allowing for a poignant and perhaps even a transcendent moment.

Adam received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, and Stockholm, Sweden. His work has been included in group shows in national and international venues and museums. He is the recipient of the Society for Photographic Education’s Imagemaker Award and a Tanne Foundation Award. His monograph titled The Life of Small Things was published by Waltz Books. This is his fifth solo exhibition with Platform.

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