Copyright by Alice Adams 2018

"Adams' House"

“Adams’ House was based on a memory and the architectural plans of the house in Jamaica Estates, NY where Adams grew up. Built by her father (Mr. Adams’ House), the neighborhood was undergoing rapid development so that as a child, the artist was literally surrounded by construction. Adams uses structural architectural references as a way of enticing the viewer. She believes that buildings are the most intimate part of people’s lives, if only on a subconscious level.” 

— excerpt from a catalog essay by Lucia DeRespinis for the exhibition "Built Work" at Sarah Lawrence College, NY.

 

Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, New York  1977–1978 

11’ x 28’ x 12'  wood 

Window of Adams House