Dennis Adams: In the Red


I worked together with Mr. Adams to design the artworks, printed catalog, and exhibition for his show in Spain. In The Red (2012-16) is the title for a series of recent, text-based works that foreground propositions and first person narratives about money, culture, history and journalism. These texts are over laid on found street posters, news photographs, book covers, and film stills that push and pull against the visual and semantic readings of the texts. Adams adopts the American expression, In The Red, for the title of his exhibition, to mark the fragile link between the global financial recession of the last few years and more subjective accountings of loss. Originally overlaid on predominantly red colored backgrounds, Adams has more recently expanded his palette to a full range of hues, including the dark green used to paint over posters hung in the POST NO BILLS zones of New York.