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Derrick Adams

I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You

FLAG Art Foundation
January 13 – March 11 2023

I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You, a solo exhibition by Derrick Adams, comprises a cycle of sixteen large-scale works from Adams’s series Motion Picture Paintings (2020–22), which extend the artist’s signature deconstructed, Cubist-style portraits in a new cinematic direction. Freeze-framed moments—drawn from movies, media, and the artist’s imagination—are emblazoned with a variety of graphic texts reminiscent of film titles. “Black life is a movie,” says Adams, “a psychological thriller, situational comedy, romance, adventure drama, suspense, and horror all rolled into one.”

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