James D. Adams @ Mendelson Gallery

At Mendelson Gallery in Shadyside, there is a solo show by James Douglas Adams. When I was a college student, I was his intern for a semester. I assisted him in his Squirrel Hill home-studio while he was working as a portraitist. I was surprised to discover that his style has changed significantly since then. Now he is creating stylized paintings and drawings in black-and-white, blending cinema with personal reflection.

Here is a link to a thoughtful review of the exhibit written by Kurt Shaw, art critic. It includes pictures from the exhibit: