Carla Adams and Albert Tucker: sorry I was/am too much

Swipe left, or right? Western Australian contemporary artist Carla Adams captures the perplexing and often confronting combination of charm and cruelty in potential online dating partners. The exhibition pairs Adams’ paintings, textiles, ceramics and mixed-media objects, drawings and visual diaries with Australian modernist Albert Tucker’s drawings and paintings from the State Art Collection. Both employ highly-personalised and charged versions of expressionism as the vehicle for an ongoing struggle with emotion, connection; the blurring of the private and public self; carnal and romantic desires and frustration; and gender roles.

Carla Adams, Difficult, 2019, acrylic and ink on board with acrylic gems, 30 x 23cm © Carla Adams. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia
12 December 2020 to 15 March 2021
Western Australia