Artist Talk: Fafnir Adamites

December 18, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Fafnir Adamites discusses the installation Interfere (with), on view through March 7, and the ways in which the sculptures act as “monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition, and the legacy of emotional turmoil.”

According to curator Sarah Freeman, “Adamites’s installation of felted wool and burlap feels overwhelming and potentially suffocating… However, the use of highly tactile materials and repetitive, contemplative techniques allows the work to function as a tool for acknowledging, examining, and making sense of painful memories and experiences, thereby diffusing them.”

Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. They took part in a residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA in 2016, and their work has won numerous awards.