Object as Painting – Painting as Object

Using found wood, paper and other objects, Edison Artist Adam Padavano creates a miniature world. During the month of April 2015, his small works will be on exhibit at the Highland Park Public Library in the Main Hall Display Case.

“I see potential in smaller spaces and surfaces as areas for intimate expression and transmission of ideas and emotions, Padavano said. “Taking inspiration from miniatures and toys, the small works I have made invite viewers to investigate scale, childhood play, memory and our relationships to objects in everyday life.”

Padavano has exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, Buffalo, Staten Island, Nyack, Asbury Park and Red Bank. He has worked for McFarlane Toys as a scenic artist and photography assistant. He has also taught at Monmouth University and Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

He received his MA in studio art from Kean University, concentrating in painting and sculpture and a BFA from Alfred University, where he studied drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Adam Padavano