Clara Adolphs 2018 Remembering Words, Goulburn Regional Gallery
As a figurative painter, Adolphs uses photographs randomly collected from books, flea markets and vintage newspaper articles. She references her sources directly yet through her process of repainting found images, develops a loose and fresh narrative on her subjects. This reference material, and her removal from it, allows her to tap into an artistic freedom fuelled by chance. There is a sense of the historical as she captures seemingly familiar, fleeting moments and feelings; however photography’s ambiguous presentation of reality allows the viewer to determine their own story. This exhibition is Adolph’s first exhibition at the Gallery and will present her most recent body of work. Adolphs’ is based in Bundanoon and in 2017 she was the recipient of the Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.