Kim Adams

Two-headed Lizard and a Single Shot

1987
Kim Adams began his career as a painter but quickly turned to sculpture and installation projects. He refashions ready-made materials, including trucks and garden sheds, into uniquely absurd hybrid structures suitable for dwelling and mobility. His highly engaging works comment on consumerism, leisure, and modern social adaptation. The "two-headed lizard" is inspired by an Australian reptile whose camouflage consists of a tail-end knob resembling a head. Unable to work out which way the creature will flee, hunters and predators are hard put to fell the creature with a "single shot".
Artist
Title
Two-headed Lizard and a Single Shot
Date
1987
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
two General Motors truck cabs (cut), single seats, steel, wheels, steel lift structure, stereo system, metal garden shed, and lawn chairs
Dimensions
304.8 x 182.9 x 315 cm overall
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1991
Accession number
35532