Toronto artist Kim Adams wins the 2012 Iskowitz Prize at the Art Gallery of Ontario

TORONTO, ON.- Sculptor and installation artist Kim Adams is the winner of the $50,000 2012 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the Art Gallery of Ontario for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Canada over four decades. The AGO and the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation will celebrate the award with a reception and exhibition of Adams’ work to be held in December 2012, marking the artist’s second solo showing at the Gallery. Combining prefabricated industrial hardware and consumer goods, Adams’ idiosyncratic and often humorous works reflect the artist’s own fascination with models, machines and playtime. Inspired by street culture and the philosophy of the readymade, Adams’ work focuses on turning many parts into wry and meaningful wholes. Currently based in Toronto, the 61-year-old artist was born in Edmonton and has studied at the