VICTORIA ADAMS - Distancing: Imagination and the Faraway (installation)
VICTORIA ADAMS: Distancing features wide-open panoramic spaces and horizons with clear views of turbulent skies. Adams' interests include the universal human need to speculate on what lies behind a horizon—to be in one place and project the imagination into another, as yet unattainable, state of being that is beyond the horizon and into the “distance." Horizons and Distance are gateways to the “faraway”, both spatial and temporal, and they are a constant feature of western romantic landscape art.
Victoria Adams' paintings offer an ambiguous vision. They both celebrate the traditional romantic projection of the imagination into the “faraway” daydreamed future space and time, but they also pose questions about how we view our actual environments in a starkly different and warmer world.