At the Riverhouse Arts Centre Exhibition you can see some of Adam’s “Flame” sculptures.
These are exhibited as part of the Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames. The exhibition opened on Wednesday 22 July and runs until Sunday 16th August. Adam has three sculptures in the exhibition. In the main gallery, you can find the group of three turquoise flames shown here. At the foot of the stairs, in the foyer, you will find a group of two amber flames. In the cafe there is a single deep purple flame. The flames are securely attached to a steel base, using unique steel fittings designed by Adam.
Adam’s “Flame” sculptures developed from his “Stone” and “Sail” series of work. Whereas the stones and sails tend to be small objects up to around 35cm tall, the Flames are considerably larger. They are usually around 50cm and 100cm tall. “The flames are really quite massive pieces of glass to have flopping around on the end of a blowing iron. The whole making process is extremely dramatic and requires a good deal of planning and coordination”, Adam says.
Recently a group of nine flames were installed by Adam in a private spa in the South of France. The beautiful transparency of the sculptures perfectly captures the nuances of the Mediterranean light.
Adam is participating in this exhibition at the Riverhouse Arts Centre not only as an exhibitor, but also as the exhibition designer. He very much enjoyed helping to put the whole show together. Adam comments: “From the outset, I noticed that there were some distinct themes emerging in the work submitted. In particular my eye was immediately caught by spirals, animals, children and dancers. So my aim was to group the work in little enclaves within the gallery.”