From Mick Abela’s review of Adam Ekberg’s monograph, “The Life of Small Things,” in Musée Magazine:
Remember that time when you were a kid, running around your backyard, chucking dirt into an oil canister somebody left behind? Maybe not. Maybe you were too busy trying to be normal, playing video games or whatever everyone else was doing at the time. That was, however, what Adam Ekberg spent his childhood days in a quiet Midwest home doing. Well, that and a few other things.
Refusing to let go of his childlike sense of novelty, Ekberg spends hours creating elaborate scenarios for his camera– from balloon filled rooms to exploding lawn chairs. He exploits the dullness in life by both literally and figuratively blowing it up. Isn’t that neat?