Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


Clara Adolphs - Remembering Words

7 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

Clara Adolphs is a local figurative painter who uses found painter who uses found photographs as source materials for her work, creating expanded narratives and new histories from moments in time.  'Remembering Words' is the culmination of a years work, beginning with a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in early 2018.  Continuing her interest in abandoned photography, Adolphs explores the tangibility of time and memory through her painting - her application of oil to canvas becoming more and more agile in recent works.

Moving through reference materials quickly, Adolphs' paintings express a trace energy and sense of motion, indicative of the life presented in the photograph.  Gesture and expression in the new non-figurative studies reveal anthropomorphic tendencies almost inextricable from human perception of forms.

Image:  Clara Adolphs, Woman, Seated, (detail) 2017, 65 x 45cm, oil on linen. Image courtesy of the artist.

Clara Adolphs, Woman, Seated 2017, 65 x 45 cm, oil on linen. Image courtesy the artist



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