Rachel Adams
Open Studio


Yoshimi Arts
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1-8-24, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka,
550-0002, Japan
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Rachel Adams ”Open Studio"

Sep 18 - Oct 11, 2015
11:00-19:00  open every day during the exhibition
Openign reception | Sep 18, 18:00-
Venue | Yoshimi Arts
Cooperation | domobaal (London)

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to announce British artist Rachel Adams' solo exhibition "Open Studio".

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 strange with the sculpture’s sense of weight. As one looked at it closer, the sculpture was composed with colored paper, which impressed us deeply with this unprecedented use of a familiar material. We invited her as one of the artists for the group exhibition "'Material and Form' in a digital age" held at Yoshimi Arts in September 2014, where she presented 3 sculptural works including the same work series she had presented at Saatch Gallery and one two-dimensional work.

"Open Studio" is Rachel Adams first solo exhibition in Japan. This exhibition considers what it means to work in the studio and how creativity rubs up against domestic life. Influenced by sculptural history of the 20th century Adams has been considering images of the sculptor's studio and the sculptor at work. Alongside this she has been drawing on images from contemporary furniture and lifestyle blogs. Using hand dyed fabric, digitally fabricated acrylic shapes and traditional sculptural tools, this new series of sculptures aims to highlight contradictions in both our perceived notions of history and hierarchical structures separating art from design. 

Adams is now based in Glasgow, Scotland, where she has been producing and presenting her works across England as well as in the Netherlands, and will stay in Roma from October as the recipient of the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture by the British School at Rome. We hope you won't miss this opportunity to enjoy the solo exhibition, "Open Studio", with new works by Rachel Adams, who has been a focus of attention as one of the up and coming contemporary artists in England.


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1. group exhibition "'Material and Form' in a digital age" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka, 2014) photo Kiyotoshi Takashima
2. work "Posturing" ('Posturing' a solo project within The Sculpture Show, Part II at Modern One/Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art/Edinburgh, 2012; group exhibition "Paper"/Saatchi Gallery/London, 2013) photo John Mackenzie

3. solo exhibition "Long Reach" (domobaal/London, 2014) photo Andy Keate
4. solo exhibition "Space-Craft" (Tramway/Glasgow, 2013) photo Keith Hunter
2, 3, 4 | Courtesy of the artist and domobaal

Rachel Adams  artist page ≫
1985 Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2009 MA in Fine Art University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art
Lives/works in Glasgow, Scottland, UK
Solo Exhibition(2011-)
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 ModernArt
  "Refurnished" (Galerie de Expeditie/Amsterdam)
2011 "Cut From Whole Cloth" (domobaal/London)
  "Marble Mouthed" (The Duchy/Glasgow)
Group Exhibition(2011-)
2014 "£1 Fish" (S1 Art Space/Sheffield, UK)
  "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/
  "The Chalet Prize" (The Chalet/Glasgow)
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)
Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Collection, Jo en Marlies Eyck, Hedge House, The Netherlands