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Current Exhibition

SELECTED WORKS BY Rachel Adams

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Rachel Adams
Recliner

2011

Wood, fabric, glue, photocopy paper, gouache

70 x 160 x 70 cm
Rachel Adams’ work is drawing, but not quite as we know it. Using paper draped over
wooden armatures to create large sculptural forms in bleached-out, faded pastel tones, Adams extrapolates one of drawing’s traditional functions – to define spatial relationships on a plane – into three dimensions. Her work occupies the space of the gallery much as a bronze sculpture would, but with none of its mass and spatial aggression.
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Rachel Adams
Ottoman

2011

Wood, fabric, paper, furniture legs, gouache (green)

145 x 90 x 90 cm
Rather, her work seems both dominant and not, confrontational and self-effacing. Forms that nod to the human body, their titles (Recliner, Ottoman, Posturing) implying physical confidence and relaxation, contain contradictions.
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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

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
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artnet.com
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racheladamsartist.co.uk
Artists website- Rachel Adams

domobaal.com
Representing gallery – Rachel Adams

glasgowinternational.org
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pulse-art.com
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axisweb.org
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frithstreet.com
Exhibition information- Rachel Adams