Clara Adolphs: Remembering Words

Clara Adolphs uses photographs randomly amassed from books, flea markets and vintage newspaper articles to create her compositions, rendered in thick impasto paint. In her examination of the impermanence of memory, Adolphs captures the seemingly familiar, fleeting moments and emotions of her found subjects only to reimagine their ambiguous histories by repainting over their faces and locations. In doing so, she offers a loose, fresh interpretation of their narratives. ‘Remembering Words’ presents her most recent body of work.

Clara Adolphs, Woman, Seated (detail), 2017, oil on linen, 65 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
7 December, 2018 to 2 February, 2019
New South Wales