Clara Adolphs, In Between Days, 2019. Oil on linen, 109 x 87 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Clara Adolphs lives and works in Bundanoon, New South Wales. Her painting practice stems from a process of collecting old photographs and newspaper clippings to explore notions of mortality, time and the impermanence of memory. By recreating these found images in thick paint she immortalises fleeting moments and lost memories. Adolphs’s decision to use found images, rather than her own personal photographs, is a considered one, enabling her to paint without emotion, though the resulting works maintain a familiar and nostalgic quality.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm, Thursday 6 February 2020
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