SEPTEMBER 4 - OCTOBER 11, 2008
Cavin-Morris Gallery is pleased to present the paintings and drawings of the singular self-taught artist, Sabhan Adam. His subjects mostly figurative seem to live in a place that tears the watcher out of complacency into an uncomfortable almost hallucinogenic plane of existence where any reference to beauty depends on a level of discomfiture.
There is anger, a righteous anger that is tempered by a sharp-edged sense of humor. The work seethes with an almost literary sense of cosmic punishment meted out by an unfriendly universe that shares a distant relationship with Kafka's post-Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa or the caterpillar in Through The Looking Glass. We are ushered into an unnamable place where caricature becomes very serious.