Out Of Paradise

E.J. McAdams

E. J. McAdams is a poet, artist, and collaborator who lives in Harlem, whose work explores language and mark-making in the urban environment using procedures and improvisation with found and natural materials.  One of his text-collages was included in the mail art exhibit Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope at Phoenix Art Museum.  Other individual and group exhibits include Trees Are Alphabets (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2015/16), Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill (Exit Art, NYC, 2010/11), and “It’s Not Easy” (Exit Art, 2008).  An ongoing series, “TRANSECTs,” has been featured at The Volta and About Place Journal, and published as a chapbook by Sona Books.  McAdams was a founding board member of the interdisciplinary Laboratory of Art Nature and Dance (iLAND) from 2004-14, and he curated the Social-Environmental-Aesthetics (SEA) reading series at Exit Art that featured poets, visual artists, and activists in conversation from 2009-11.