Adam Helms

Adam Helms

2013

Using an array of media, from found photography, gouache and charcoal on paper and silkscreen to assemblage and installation, acclaimed New York–based artist Adam Helms (born 1974) explores social and military conflict and the continuities between past and present instances of injustice. Helms draws heavily on found imagery (such as online images or photographs from library archives), frequently superimposing contemporary images and drawings upon them to establish both the eerie remoteness and the relevance of the past. This volume, the artist’s first monograph, consists of full-page color spreads of installation views and details of the artist’s oeuvre from 2007 to the present, as installed at institutions such as The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Sister, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.