CB Adams 'Expresses Self' at Soulard Art Market Exhibition

CB Adams, a St. Louis area photographer and writer, will be featured in the "Express Yourself" all-media art exhibit at the Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery, 2028 S. 12th St., Saint Louis, MO, 63104. The opening for this juried all-media art exhibit featuring self portraiture by local artists is  Friday March 13th from 7-10pm. There will be refreshments and live entertainment by Kevin Renick and Ted Moniak. Admission is free.

Adams's self portrait, titled "No Mas" is a photograph created using a lensless pinhole camera using black and white film. Th exposure for the image required almost three minutes.

No Mas , pinhole self-portrait by CB Adams

No Mas, pinhole self-portrait by CB Adams

About "Express Yourself": Since the beginning of artistic expression, nearly every artist in every medium has modeled for themselves in their own works of art – revealing the vulnerability of their inner selves, or perhaps deceiving others by presenting themselves as they wish to be seen. Whatever the intent, self-portraits are the ultimate form of self expression. 

About CB Adams: Adams is a storyteller whose mediums are the written word and camera-rendered light. He is a writer and fine art photographer based in St. Charles, MO. His works of both persuasions have been published and exhibited nationally. Adams’s monochrome and color photography is mostly captured non-digitally using toy/plastic, pinhole, and/or vintage cameras and printed traditionally using silver, paper, and stinky chemicals.

Adams's other recent exhibitions include Art Saint Louis’s Under the Influence and Food Glorious Food shows, Nave Gallery’s  Somerville Toy Camera Festival in Boston, ArtsEye Gallery’s 6th Annual Curious Camera Event in Tucson, Columbia (Mo.) Art League’s Interpretations II, Soulard Art Market’s Urban Architecture II, SAANS Gallery’s The Holga Show in Salt Lake City, Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s Annual Photography Show, and Beyond the Lens VIII at Framations Gallery and The Foundry Art Centre's Unrefined Light: Image-Making With Plastic Cameras – both in St. Charles, Mo.

Adams holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has published short fiction in several literary journals.

About Soulard Art Market: The Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery (S.A.M.) features monthly exhibitions in our main gallery that showcase a rotating selection of the area’s most talented artists. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, (unless otherwise noted) and most artwork is offered for sale. S.A.M. is operated by a core group of resident artists who each maintain a personal display space as well as coordinating the monthly main gallery exhibitions. S.A.M. is home to some of the area’s most respected artists working in a variety of media including: drawing, painting, digital and traditional photography, mixed media, sculpture and jewelry. Located in the heart of Soulard on the corner of 12th and Russell, Soulard Art Market is a fantastic arts destination.


2028 S. 12th Street

St. Louis, MO 63104

(314) 258-4299