Emerging artist Clara Adolphs’ upcoming exhibition at MiCK Gallery is set to become another sell out before it even opens later this month. Capturing the familiar moments of unknown characters, Adolphs ‘Thursday’ exhibition references the every day happenings, situations and events, that form the backbone of our very human existence.

Relying on old photographs as the source for her characters imagery, the figurative painter continues to investigate the human condition in her latest series of detailed ‘snapshots’ of a moment in time in an individual life. Invoking a sense of nostalgia, Adolphs exhibition of large narrative paintings, together with smaller portraits and sculptures, explores the concept of time and the fleeting existence of an actual moment within it – though the memory, and photographs, may remain.

27 November – 13 December 2015 at MiCK Gallery, 474 Oxford St, Paddington, Sydney.


Thursday Oil on Canvas 112 x 91cm


Reading Oil on Canvas 31 x 39cm


Spectacles Oil on Canvas 39 x 30cm


Seated Man Oil on Canvas 54 x 69cm

Woman with Vase Oil on Canvas 60 x 53cm


William Oil on Canvas 38 x 29cm

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