mdf, tie-dye fabric, starch
My work will be available as part of the Collective Gallery in Edinburgh. All procedes are supporting the Collective’s move from Cockburn Street to the former City Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. This extraordinary city centre, hilltop location will shape the organisation and its programme in new, distinctive and exciting ways.
Preview: Friday 1st March 7-9pm
Open Sat 2 – Sun 24 March Tuesday to Sunday Noon – 5pm
For her exhibition at Tramway 5, Rachel Adams will create an installation of new sculptural works, which extend her exploration of the relationship between science fiction, classical sculptural motifs and decorative craft techniques. These elements combine to question the historical and cultural value of materials. They are brought together to create a temporal collapse, opening up a dialogue between present and past notions of the future.
In Adams’ practice an interest in the aesthetics of science fiction is joined with an awareness of how certain materials and forms have a specific cultural identity and place within time, particularly craft techniques such as tie dye, macramé and crochet. Similarly the methods employed by television programmes of the 1970’s in order to produce an “alien” environment are presented as symptomatic of a larger cultural shift, one marked by a growing distrust of the ceaseless progression of technological advancements that defined the preceding decade. Our continued, and increasingly nostalgic, engagement with new age themes such as self-improvement is something that Space-Craft acts to articulate.
By combining science fiction and the domestic Adams creates an unsettling scenario, which merges reality with fiction, appearing at once meaningful and useless. These works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a potential future that has never come to pass.
Rachel Adams, Tom Godfrey, James Hutchinson, Lorna Macintyre,
James McLardy, Michael Stumpf, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins.
08.12.2012 – 19.01.2013 | weds-sat 12-6pm
Christmas break 22.12.2012 – 09.01.2013
at SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow
Friday 07.12.2012 – 7-9pm | After Party: 9pm-2am
LAST CHANCE will be the opportunity to show a work for the first time, a piece that has been sitting in the studio or in the artist’s mind for a while.
SWG3 | 100 EASTVALE PLACE | GLASGOW | G3 8QG
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I am taking part in Standpoint Futures, a four week long residency programme at Standpoint Gallery, London.
To see what I’ve been up to go to www.standpointfutures2012.tumblr.com
Pavilion: New work by James Clarkson, Rachel Adams, Laura Aldridge, James McLardy, Ciara Phillips and Kevin Pollock.
October 20th – November 11th
6pm | Thursday 19 July | Collective
The Five Hats event series invites a number of speakers to give short presentations on different elements of our current exhibition, this will be followed by an audience Q & A.
For the first of these events we will be looking at Simon Martin’s exhibition and considering how the film Louis Ghost Chair can be read considering Berger’s ‘ways of seeing’, the contemporary influence of Donald Judd, speculative realism and object-oriented-ontology.
Speakers include: Dr Sarah Smith, Lecturer in Historical and Critical Studies at Glasgow School of Art, artist Rachel Adams and Professor of Philosophy at Dundee University, James Williams.
Free event but with limited capacity
Public events are sponsored by anCnoc whisky and Simon Martin’s programme is supported by Elena Hill.
Posturing is the overall title for a collection of three new sculptures and one photographic work by the Edinburgh based artist Rachel Adams. It is also the individual title of one of her sculptures; a work which takes its inspiration in structure from Antonio Canova’s neo-classical marble depiction of The Three Graces. Adams’ version is produced with crumpled painted waxed paper; carefully standing, it is positioned atop a tie dyed fabric covered plinth. The plinth’s colours, and the dappled effect created by the tie dye process, together produce a finish which bears a resemblance to certain types of marble.
Posturing is part of the Scultpure Show, Modern One, Scottish National Gallery of Modern art on till 24th June 2012.
/ Arrives in Starting
Rachel Adams, Amelia Bywater, Ian Giles, Fiona Mackay, Nicholas Party /Stephane Devidal, Eric Schumacher, Carrie Skinner, Alan Stanners, Katri Walker, Michael White and Laura Yuile
20.04.12 – 07.05.12
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
The Duchy presents an ambitious off-site project, showcasing new artwork by a selection of Scotland’s strongest young artists; a collective generational representation brought together with a focus on the individual vision and practice of each artist’s structural rigour and semiotic sensitivity.
/ Arrives in Starting will show the work of a disparate set of young contemporary artists representing a diverse range of artistic positions, with order and clarity achieved through collective display. The critical content of the exhibition examines the current state of contemporary art in Scotland today; chosen due to their on-going achievements both nationally and internationally and a commitment to producing exciting and innovative art. Each artist has been invited to contribute an ambitious piece or body of work, with The Lighthouse providing a central platform for each artist to present in the context of an exciting international festival within the historical setting of the building’s newly refurbished main gallery space. The exhibition encompasses film, performance, sculpture, painting and installation; focusing on each artist’s individual practice rather than searching for equilibrium, to demonstrate the best new work to the international audience of the festival.
The Duchy is a gallery working with the most exceptional recent graduates, emerging artists and more established practitioners. The exhibition, and the gallery’s first off-site showcase, is a topical show in line with The Duchy’s curatorial vision with any themes or topics arising from a desire to realise the potential of an exhibition through adopting an anonymous position. / Arrives in starting aims to represent its exhibiting artists and is also illustrative of the duchy’s curatorial ethos in an experimental form. In the several themes contained within the show, the direction is rooted in the title; taken from Mina Loy’s 1914 poem Aphorisms on Futurism, tying in with the festival’s curatorial theme Real Time and reflecting the focused and emerging nature of the contributing artists.
/ Arrives in starting is kindly supported by:
Creative Scotland, Edinburgh City Council, The Lighthouse
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