Adam Ledford creates installations that explore the narrative power of objects. Research into decorative arts is essential to his practice, whether this means examining museum collections or rummaging through thrift shops. Ledford is fascinated by the ways we project personal identity through our possessions and the public performance of domestic space.

At MAD, Ledford will make flat-backed ceramic portraits of nineteenth-century household objects to re-create a parlor in a Victorian row home. Using objects drawn from regional museum collections, historical style guides, and local production centers, he hopes to create an echo of the room’s former inhabitants through reflections of their material culture.

Ledford studied at Tyler School of Art and continues to live and teach community arts in Philadelphia. He has been an artist-in-residence both internationally and nationally. For more information please visit: www.adamledford.com.

Current Studio Artists

Mariana Garibay Raeke, Mixed Media Sculpture, Tuesday

Tai Hwa Goh, Printmaking, Design, Installation, Wednesday

Kathleen McDermott, Multimedia Performance, Technology Design, Thursday

Rachel Frank, Mixed Media Sculpture, Performance, Friday

Heidi Lau, Ceramic Sculpture, Paper Sculpture, Saturday

Christa Pratt, Painting, Mixed Media, Sunday

Ilana Harris-Babou, Performance, Mixed Media Installation, Tuesday–Saturday