Gisela Navarro

November 13, 2019

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Rebecca Mason Adams

04/26/2017

          Rhode Island based artist Rebecca Mason Adams creates flawless black and white portraits of women. Although they have a crisp photographic aesthetic, they are in fact stunning acrylic paintings.

          Throughout Adams entire body of work, her posed models are drenched in dramatic light, giving each painting a sense of drama and an incredible range in value. Adams also utilizes patterning through projected geometrics and highly decorated textiles, increasing the complexity of each paintings content.  Because of the highly realistic rendering of each subject, each women is intriguingly identifiable. The titles, many of which appear to be the subjects name, add to our curiosity about who they are. We cant help but wonder why each person is captured in that specific moment and question the narrative around the scene.

          Rebecca Mason Adams has perfected her photographic portrait technique reflecting reality in a way that also has us questioning what is in fact real.

 

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