Rachel Adams’ work explores the relationship between furniture design, sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, questioning the historical and cultural value of materials. Her objects combine a variety of traditional and DIY methods including macramé and tie-dye with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. A constant source of inspiration the relationship of an object to a real or a sculpted human body: be that furniture, clothing or plinths.
Rachel Adams is based in Glasgow and is the Sainsburys’s Scholar in Painting and Sculpture at the British School of Rome 2015-16. Recent exhibitions include Open Studio, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan (2015), Long Reach, domobaal, London and How to Live in a Flat, The Tetley, Leeds (2014); Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow (2013); and Marble Mouthed, The Duchy, Glasgow (2011). Group exhibitions include Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Material Form in a Digital Age, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan (2014); Posturing, part of The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2012).