Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Adam Capone

Adam Capone

Sculpture

Brief Statement. . .I feel a bit like Doctor Frankenstein. I find these corpses; furniture, architectural remnants . I dissect them. I find something that resembles a wing or an ear & notice that two disparate furniture parts align to simulate a toothy grin.I try to set my ego aside and allow these materials to conduct their own weddings and to assemble some form of character, of archetype, some form of meaning. Then I cut, sand, grind, bolt, sew, paint and burn. I think of these objects as totems, symbols and incantations. I measure their geometric composition and try to animate it in subliminal ways allow a square to behave like a circle or a star to distort to the left. I try to help a table leg evoke the nose of an ancient god or to help the viewer to think of an oak mid 19th century doorway rosette as the eye of a phoenix.I’m interested in the suspension of disbelief, objects that are coming into being, symbols that are incomplete, unexpected asymmetry. These objects are very much about the cognitive process of imagination, suspension of disbelief , how sculpture can manipulate our ontological mapping of the objects around us, and how we complete symbols to create meaning.