Derrick Adams, The Hunter-Gatherer
Derrick Adams, The Hunter-Gatherer T-shirt commissioned by Third Streaming in 2010.
Visual artist Derrick Adams and fashion designer Brian Wood collaborate to create a silkscreen tee-shirt combining inspirations from geometric patterns of African textiles and iconic American youth culture complete with Pacman condom pocket. Adams supplied the print to Wood's sought-after brand of underground detailing and tailoring resulting in a new pop tribal print garment. The provocative imagery speaks to the primal nature of contemporary culture and our need to survive through consuming rather than building.
Derrick Adams is a New York-based artist who works in a wide range of media, including performance, installation, sculpture, and photography. He is preoccupied with consumer objects and American iconography, all influenced by pop culture, television, education, and his black male experience in the US. The artist scripts peformative identities by using environments, costumes, as well as daily objects he collects and reconfigures. He disrupts their functions and therefore exposes their presupposed meaning.