Michael Adamson: Private Collection

Open from March 5, 2022 to March 26, 2022

From the private collection of John Mann, now available

Michael Adamson graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in 1997. Since then, his work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Japan, the United States and across Canada. His paintings can be found in many public, private, and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Holt Renfrew and the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

“Not the least of his accomplishments is to make paintings that hover so tantalizingly between abstraction and landscape that you end up unwilling to settle for any single reading.”
Gary Michael Dault
Globe and Mail, December 2000″

“Adamson has integrated the study of art history into his work, not as a cerebral academic exercise, but as something authentically animated, determined to elaborate a completely visual language.”
Joan Murray
Exhibition Statement, December 2000

“Adamson traces a gorgeous line between abstraction and landscape.”
Robert Enright
Border Crossings, Autumn 2001

“These paintings are satisfying traces of effort, his oil wake an attestation of devotion to the study of vast colour and epic form, the very building blocks of all that we see.”
Julia Dault
National Post, December 2003









Michael Adamson