Rachel B. Abrams

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Studio Location
untitled (recycled environments III), 2011, Paper Collage on Matte Board, 13.8125 x 18.5”
untitled (recycled environments II), 2011, Paper Collage on Matte Board, 12.125 x 16.125”
frustrules, 2011, Foam & Metal, dimensions vary
frustrules {detail}, 2011, Foam & Metal, dimensions vary
untitled (economy of nature II), 2010, Paper and Ink Collage on Matte Board, 9.75 x 12.25”
Rachel B.
Artist's Statement

I am interested in the relationships between information and placement, action and
consequence, experience and time, ritual and movement, layering and memory, empathy and
entropy. Much of my work develops out of studio experimentation, combining material
studies with research focused on science, language, categorization, significance, translation,
and orientation. Each investigation leads 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
2013 Distorted Senses of Proportion, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT
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
Two Person Exhibition
2011 (human) natures, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibitions
2012 Innovations, Dowd Gallery, Cortland, NY
Under 30, Skylight Gallery, New York NY
2010 Oddly Alive, The Arts Center, Troy, NY
2009 State of the Union: Contemporary Craft in Dialogue, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA