In this new body of work, Sue Adams is inspired by the phases of life, as it goes through its cycles of growth, harvest, death and renewal. “The only constant is change and letting go before moving on”, she notes. “There is a transience or fleeting quality to each stage as well as an underlying beauty which carries with it the sadness of decline.” Working primarily with the human form, Sue Adams’ work explores the beauty and agony of the human experience. Her sculpture and mixed media works explore themes of passion, pain, frailty and grace.
Sue Adams studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nice, France in 1973 and completed her BFA at the University of Windsor in 1976. Over the past 30 years, her work has been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions in Canada, including in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, and in the United States and France. Her sculpture “Leda” was installed at the Welcome Centre at the University of Windsor in 2015. Her work is held in many private collections in Canada and the United States and she has been awarded grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Born in Windsor, Ontario she continues to work from her studio near Almonte, Ontario.
Sue Adams at Sivarulrasa Gallery, November 2022
Sue Adams at her Almonte Studio, July 2019