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Rachel B. Abrams

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Studio Location
untitled (invasives), 2009, Ink, Paraffin on Layered Vellum, 8.25 x 11"
Biological Accumulations (potentiators), 2009, Cast Paper, Glass Beads, Copper Wire, Heat Shrink Tubing, 11 x 21.5 x 16.875"
biological accumulations (marine worms), 2009, Ink on Vellum, 5.8125 x 7.375"
origins (lambent), 2007-2008, Ceramic, Paraffin, Acrylic, 9 x 8.25 x 8.5"
invasive species (avena fatua), 2008, Ink on Vellum, 11 x 8.25"
Rachel B.
Artist's Statement

I am interested in the relationships between information/placement, action/consequence, experience/time, ritual/movement, layering/memory, empathy/entropy. Much of my work develops out of studio experimentation, each investigation leading to further explorations and questions. The significance of selection is essential in my studio practice. Each query does not begin necessarily as a deliberate intention, but by preference becomes an area of further exploration for meaning, form, and relevance, often manifesting into a disorientation of the microscopic and macroscopic. Many of the works are the products of years of experimentation, developing once an identifiable connection is made, with historical threads both apparent and esoteric.


Solo Exhibitions
2010 Biological Accumulations, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
Inurements, Lipscomb Gallery, Greenville, SC
2007 Neologisms, Go North Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 Conflate, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
Corollaries, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
2003 Palimpsest, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Oddly Alive, The Arts Center, Troy, NY
2009 State of the Union: Contemporary Craft in Dialogue, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2008 In The Beginning, Fox Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Organics, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Riverton, WY
2007 Sublime Climate, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
A Natural Order: Art Exploring the Organic and Artifice, Claypool-Young Art Gallery Morehead, KY
2005 Subanatomy, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA