Rachel Adams - Contemporary Artists

Posturing

Posturing The Saatchi Gallery
 

Rachel Adams

Posturing

2012
Starched tie-dyed fabric, mdf, timer frame, painted waxed paper

posturing: 180 x 100 x 70 cm, plinth: 100 x 100 x 100 cm

There’s nothing imposing about their delicate, crinkled surfaces, and yet they oblige a certain mode of engagement in the viewer – looking up, around, behind – that generate an unusual power imbalance between the viewer and the viewed.
Occupying the space of the human body, Adams’ works suggest a physical absence, something drained of life, yet crackling with potential energy.

Text by Ben Street
 
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