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Mac Adams

The Art Collaborative

Mac Adams, showing only two actual works, 1970, and a book of photographs documenting works from 1972 and 1973, also reflects a reluctance to be cast into any stylistic cell and have the key thrown away. His work reflects a range of catholic concerns with a fairly strong Conceptual underpinning. The multiplicity of Mac Adams’ approach is best shown by the documentation of some of his recent work ranging from Body Module of 1970, where he located a minute piece of wood in and around regions of his body; Two Triangles of Joanne of 1972 with a “tautologous” measuring tape containing measurements of a girl’s head whose photograph is actually part of the tape; Wall Piece No 2 of 1972, a wall “drawing” using “negative” drill holes and “positive” plasticene as markers; and Text For Landscape of 1973, a kind of “story art” piece with a short narrative about a mysterious moving dot on a skyline in

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