Renee Adams: Burning Down the Bauhaus
Mixed Media Sculpture
September 9 - November 19, 2022
1st Friday Art Walk October 7, 5 - 7pm

Renee Adams uses her mixed media sculpture to investigate the complex relationships humans have cultivated with the natural world. Her most recent body of work deviates from the delicate sculptural renderings of real and imagined plants that Adams is known for. These new works represent pared down and stylized versions of flowers, vines and leaves based loosely on Jugendstil (“young style”), a German art movement that was a spin-off of the larger Art Nouveau movement in Britain at the turn of the 19th century. This primarily decorative arts movement is characterized by the combination of floral decorations and sinuous double curves with geometric lines. It was a direct reaction against historicism and neo-classicism being taught academically at the time. Her interest in Art Nouveau traces back to her teen years, stemming from her German heritage, a love of plant forms, and her newfound interest in blacksmithing, a historic craft that lends itself well to linear design, paired with hand-built porcelain.

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Assistance for the production of Renee's work was provided by the Ellensburg
Arts Commission

The Clymer Museum & Galleries

Featuring Contemporary Artists &

The Works of John Ford Clymer

416 N Pearl Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

509 962 6416

Closed January 1, Thanksgiving & December 25

Saved by Zero

Steel & Porcelain, $3000

Installation view
You Can Do Magic

Steel & Porcelain, $3000

Over the Shoulder

Steel & Porcelain, $4200

Join in the Chant

Steel & Porcelain, $6000

Installation View
Heart Of Glass

Steel & Porcelain, $4800

In the Flat Field

Steel & Porcelain, $3000

The Hanging Garden

Steel & Porcelain, $4200

Cities in Dust

Steel & Porcelain, $6000