Terry Adkins (MFA Sculpture Professor) in Solo Show at American Academy in Rome, Opening Oct. 16

Terry Adkins will have a solo show at the American Academy in Rome titled Meteor Stream: Recital in Four Dominions.

Meteor Stream is the latest incarnation of Terry's ongoing cycle of site-inspired recitals on the abolitionist John Brown that began in 1999 at the John Brown House and sheep farm in Akron, Ohio. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of his Harper’s Ferry, Virginia campaign, Meteor Stream coincides with the inception of Brown’s October 16,th 1859 raid on a U.S. armory to his execution by hanging on that December 2nd at Charlestown. Adkins dutifully explores biblical aspects of John Brown as a shepherd, soldier, martyr and prophet through a muscular communion of sound, text, video, sculpture, drawing and ritual actions. He has also responded to new research for Meteor Stream that reveals incredibly far-reaching ties that bind the legend of this enigmatic American figure to parallel histories of Rome, Janiculum Hill and the American Academy.

Opening Reception: October 16, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 16 – December 2, 2009

American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina 5
00153 Rome Italy

For more information about this year's Rome Prize winners, visit www.aarome.org/people-place-publications

For more information about Terry, visit www.design.upenn.edu/people/adkins_terry

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