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In his debut solo exhibition at the Harlem gallery, Adams seizes the moment to explore themes of joy, fatherhood, empowerment, and faith through the lens of folklore and fables. A cast of animal characters, including a lion, his cubs, and a “blue (collar) horse” represent the Washington, D.C.-artist’s optimism, hope, and philosophy of finding beauty in the mundane. His practice has evolved from its origins in large-scale sculpture to its present: monumental acrylic paintings that often include mixed media like textiles, fiberglass, and metal. “I hope my work uplifts viewers and charts a path for choosing to see the beauty and worth behind everything, no matter how insignificant,” he says. “There is magic in our power to choose joy; we can wake up every day and take that decision for our lives.”