Deb Adams-Welles

 

In High Fidelity

 

reverberations hums buzzes breath

vacillation / oscillation

reverberations hums buzzes breath  

frequency vibration

staccato tessellation

revvveeerrbberations   hums buzzes breath

A perceptual activation

 

With an interest in perceptual overlaps in music and visual art, Adams-Welles's recent body of work considers the idea of high fidelity and its discernible quality of perception.  Substituting textiles for paint, a visual 'breath' is conjured with a multitude of textures adding to the viewing experience in the same way one senses vibrations when hearing music.  The surfaces here are 'uncompressed' and reflect and absorb light differently than if paint were the primary medium.  Polyrhythms play with one's perception and require active viewing where a sense of foreground and background is constantly being negotiated. This playful back and forth between visual frequencies engages proprioception, the sense of self movement and body position.  (which is know to lead to dancing...)

 

 

HiFi 04521
HiFi 04521

48"x60", linen, leather, vintage polyester, silk, vinyl, paint on wood panel

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HiFi 1220
HiFi 1220

linen, silk, leather, velvet, fake cowhide, acoustic speaker fabric, vinyl, paint on wood panel

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HiFI 0421
HiFI 0421

48"x48", silk, linen, leather, velvet, vintage polyester, vinyl, paint on wood panel

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HiFi 04521
HiFi 04521

48"x60", linen, leather, vintage polyester, silk, vinyl, paint on wood panel

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