July 11 – 26, 2014

The past builds us and breaks us, whether we choose it to or not, confronting us with visions we hold onto or can’t shake from our hands. Like standing on the mirror of our past, our memories splinter beneath the weight, the cracks eating and spitting them out changed – our ever evolving truths. We remember the banality of those moments, while hindsight burdens us with their lasting impact: the choices we thought were perpetually ours to choose, the chance encounters we counted on reoccurring, the karma we thought owed to us... Time is a subtle teacher, reminding us that not everything that goes around comes back around.

The Gam is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Adam Lupton, whose work explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Blurring lines between the explicit and the undefined, the multi-directional narratives in the paintings are played out in the fracturing of figures across multiple planes, creating a sense of many moments existing simultaneously. Through erasing, scraping, layering and smearing, Lupton's works probes the internal and external dialogues of his subjects with intensity.

The current exhibition is being held concurrently with What's In Store For Me In The Direction I Don't Take? by Adam Lupton, on view at Positive Negative gallery from July 11 - 26, 2014. Positive Negative is located at 436 Columbia St.

Adam Lupton was born in Vancouver, BC and graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Communication Design. He opened Positive Negative in 2012, a gallery dedicated to give voice and support to emerging artists in the city. Adam will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in New York city in September 2014.