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Adrian Rhodes
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

I inhabit a space between fully site-specific installation and a traditional understanding of individual pieces in a gallery setting. Each piece in my exhibitions is a statement within a larger conversation, which isolates an aspect of the dialogue, examines it, and places it within the context of other works in the space. I look for ways to connect works as I repeat themes. As a medium based in creation of the multiple, print becomes a method for creating structure. This framework, indulging a desire for order, creates space for disruptions. Using prints as modular components allows the work to inherit visual information across pieces. I am interested in how the repetition of imagery and motif reflects recurring thought patterns.My work draws on the conflict between grief and joy, along with subsequent awareness of the passage of time. Pulling on iconography and mythology, I explore through visual metaphor the recalibration inherent in the search for “new normals” as life shifts.

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