William B. Adair

 

The Gilded Door Project: The Doors

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Mr. Adair is producing a multifaceted, ongoing conceptual art project, where abandoned doors become portals to cross-generational discourse, carrying with them the voices of artists and individuals. Collecting discarded doors and covering them with gold, he then relinquishes them to the public to be written and marked upon. The doors absorb the thoughts, words and images of their surrounding communities on an ever-fading surface, overlapping, abrading and referencing the history and value that is built upon it. Functioning as living timelines of interpersonal histories, the monetarily worthless doors, covered in gold and effectively “vandalized” by their viewers, speak toward the devaluation of goods and the intrinsic, sustaining value of intellectual property. “I want to offer my audience a communal canvas,” he says, “and a platform where we can share our thoughts, dreams, hopes and prayers.”