Blue hues are introduced into vivid orange or red, deep browns and white colours. Laced patterns across the females dress, and layered into the background in orange, white, blue and brown become a strong visual statement. The dancers dance, lean into a space; the space is filled with printed pattern that surrounds her.
Beauty has always played a prominent role in Monica’s painting and that is again seen in this new work; beauty, space, thick oils and drawn expressive lines. Adams signature style is identifiable through her continued exploration of colour and surface texture. Gentle washes and soft tonal colours are successfully juxtaposed against thick textures and bold movements. This collection also continues the use of drips and building up the surface through thin layering, successfully creating the sense of depth and space.
of larger works, are complemented by a number of smaller works. The smaller
works represent a process of refinement. Working on large canvases Adams
is able to create the sense of space and flow that also forms a signature
of her work. Her approach is fairly contextual in its nature and allows
for the work to be further abstracted. Such abstraction offers an interesting
progression, allowing the viewer to fall into the main points of essence
of Adams work, e.g.: the envelopment, the beauty and the flow. Adams states
that the refinement of her process has been a liberating experience assisting
her in articulating her work more succinctly.
|darren b porter|
DANCE IN THIS SPACE - YELLOW TUTU
FREEDOM IN RED