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Artist Jim Adams to give talk at The Reach Gallery Museum

Presentation in Abbotsford about exhibit titled The Irretrievable Moment
Jim Adams (in chair facing audience) is shown here at the recent opening of his exhibition, The Irretrievable Moment, at The Reach Gallery.

NOTE: This presentation has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 24 at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

Popular White Rock artist Jim Adams returns to The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way) on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. to give a free talk and tour of his exhibition The Irretrievable Moment.

The show is Adams’ most expansive exhibition of his artwork to date. It is half of a two-part retrospective developed in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery and brings together more than 125 of his pieces.

At this talk, Adams will share anecdotes, ideas, and insight into his long and accomplished career and comment on works from both exhibitions.

The exhibition’s title refers to the pivotal moment when a critical transformation is about to take place or, in Adams’ words, “you have committed to the action but the action hasn’t actually happened yet.” The works of art presented at The Reach are drawn from the past three decades of Adams’ career and are the culmination of Adams’ ongoing interest in deep time, the myths of civilization, and the realm of intergalactic possibility.

The first half of the retrospective was shown at the Surrey Art Gallery until June 11.

Adams was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Temple University and his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

At age 24, he moved to California, where he taught printmaking at California State University and drawing at the Laguna Beach School of Art and Design.

When he moved to Vancouver, he took a position in 1970 at the newly created Douglas College and stayed with the department when it became part of what is now Kwantlen Polytechnic University until his retirement.

Adams has been an advocate for the visual arts for the past 40 years.

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