Clara Adolph’s work is based on a paradox. Painting as a medium always suggests the here and the now. With its thick paint and graphic strength gestures, Adolph's works feel like they have just been taken off the studio easel.
In contrast, the images in Adolph’s work are based on photographs collected of ski resorts, family holidays, and summer pools. They represent a past that seems more innocent and elegant of simple pleasures. It seems a lost time. Yet by painting these images, Adolphs can bring this past strikingly into our own lives. The nostalgic atmosphere in the work now becomes one of vitality and immediacy.
Clara Adolphs lives and works in the Southern Highlands. Together Again will be the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s work presented in Australia.
6 July – 1 September 2024