Rachel Adams "Home Grown"

 
 


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Rachel Adams "Home Grown"

Jan 30 (sat) - Feb 21 (sun), 2021
11:00-19:00 (sun - 17:00)
Closed on mon, tue
Yoshimi Arts


■January Party | Jan 30 (sat)
4 galleries in Wakasa Building won't hold a joint party this year but will hold each exhibition matching the date.
Participant gallery: Calo Bookshop & Cafe, SAI GALLERY, Yoshimi Arts, The Third Gallery Aya

 

Rachel Adams, a leading visual artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, is returning to Japan after six years with a solo exhibition at Yoshimi Arts in Osaka. The exhibition, entitled “Home Grown”, will be her second solo exhibition in Japan.
Our encounter with Rachel Adams focused on the sculpture work she presented in the group exhibition, “Paper”, held in 2013 at Saatchi Gallery in London. The work appeared to possess the features of classic bronze and stone sculptures, but we perceived something distinctive about the sculpture’s sense of weight. As one looked at it more closely, it could be seen that the sculpture was composed of colored paper. The striking and unprecedented use of a familiar material leaves a strong impression on the mind.
In the following year, Adams was invited to present her work in the group exhibition, “Material and Form in a digital age”, to be held at Yoshimi Arts in 2014. In 2015, the gallery hosted her first solo exhibition in Japan, "Open Studio". The presented works—a series of sculptures created with hand dyed fabric, digitally fabricated acrylic shapes and traditional sculptural tools—highlighted contradictions in both our perceived notions of history and hierarchical structures separating art from design.
The outbreak of the global pandemic this year has transformed communities and lifestyles everywhere in the world. The cases and mortalities in Europe and the United States continue to grow. Scotland, Adams’ home country, has also faced lockdown a few times since the beginning of the pandemic. Exhibitions at museums and galleries have been shut down and art fairs forced to cancel, putting the entire art industry into great uncertainty.
During this challenging time, Adams attempted to create artwork by growing mushrooms on a magazine, “ELLE Decoration” (UK), that she subscribes to monthly. In her upcoming solo exhibition, Adams plans to unveil her creation, made from each issue of the magazine from March 2020 through to January 2021, drawing attention to the emergence of the pandemic.
→the issues of the magazine were chaged: from April 2020 through to January 2021

 

image | 《Home Grown (July 2020)》 2020 polymer clay on magazine h.42×w.30×d.6cm

 

Rachel Adams >>
1985 Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2009 MA in Fine Art University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art
2017 MFA in Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
Lives/works in Glasgow, Scottland, UK
 
Solo exhibition
2018 "Lowlight" (block projects/Sheffield) >>
  "Noon" (David Dale Gallery/Glasgow) >>
2017 "Open Studio" ((MFA dgree Show/Ruskin School of Art/Oxford)
2015 "Open Studio" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
2014 "How to live in a flat" (The Tetley/Leeds)
  "Long Reach" (domobaal/London)
2013 "Suburban Mystic" (The Lombard Method/Birmingham)
  "Space–Craft" (Tramway 5/Glasgow)
2012 "Posturing" a solo project within The Sculpture Show (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art/ Edinburgh)
 
  "Refurnished" (Galerie de Expeditie/Amsterdam)
2011 "Cut From Whole Cloth" (domobaal/London)
  "Marble Mouthed" (The Duchy/Glasgow)
 
Group exhibition
2020 "Online / Contactless" (Yoshimi Arts, the three konohana website) >>
2019 "Stoop,Stoop,Stooping is Stoopid!" (Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover/Glasgow)
  "Flash Memories" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "Backyard Sculpture" (domobaal/London)
  "Insight 21-2" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2018 "Insight 21" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "Insight 20""Insight 20-2" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "Design Exhibition Scotland" (Lyon & Tumbull/Edinburgh)
2016 "Material and Form" in a digital age (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "March Mostra" (British School at Rome/Italy)
2015 "December Mostra" (British School at Rome/Italy)
  "Finite Project Altered When Open" (David Dale Gallery & Studios/Glasgow)
2014 "£1 Fish" (S1 Art Space/Sheffield)
  "Vivarium" (Model/Liverpool)
  "Material and Form" in a digital age (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "Mood is Made / Temperature is Taken" (Glasgow Sculpture Studios /Glasgow)
  "Micro Residents exhibition" (Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop/Edinburgh)
2013 "Rock Paper Scissors werk op en van papier" (Galerie de Expeditie/Amsterdam)
  "Commissioned Artist" (The Collection/Lincoln)
  "Game Changer" (Meadowbank Stadium, curated by the Collective Gallery /Edinburgh)
  "Paper" (Saatchi Gallery/London)
  "Costume: Written Clothing" (Tramway 5/Glasgow)
  "Title" (Newbridge Space/Newcastle upon Tyne)
  "Jesmonite on Paper" (Malgras Naudet/Manchester, A3/Birmingham)
2012 "Pavilion" (David Dale Gallery & Studios/Glasgow)
  "Arrives in Starting part of Glasgow International" (The Duchy/Glasgow)
2011 "LABF" (Whitechapel Gallery/London, domobaal/London)
  "Look with all your eyes, Look" (Frith Street Gallery/London)
  "Outpost Summer Fayre" (Am Nuden Da, Embassy, Grand Union, OUTPOST, Permanent/Norwich)
  "The Chalet Prize" (The Chalet/Glasgow)
 
Award
2015 Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture (full year), The British School at Rome, Italy
2014 Henry Moore Foundation Project Funding
  Creative Scotland Award
  Arts Trust Scotland Award
2012 Visual Arts & Crafts Award (Edinburgh City Council)
2009 Visual Art creative and professional development grant (Scottish Arts Council)
  Visual Arts & Crafts Award (Edinburgh City Council)
  Andrew Grant Award (Edinburgh College of Art)
 
Collection
Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Collection, Jo en Marlies Eyck, Hedge House, The Netherlands, Azko Nobel Art Foundation

 

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