Paintings by Providence-based artist Rebecca Mason Adams. After graduating with a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design, Adams transitioned into painting and is currently focused on black and white portraiture, referencing stylized photography and film noir. Drawn to the ability to apply her photographic instincts to a medium where light and form “are open to interpretation” and “more responsive to my hand,” Mason explains:
“While I have always been infatuated with photography, I have found myself much more passionate about the creation of work on canvas; watching the abstract form out of darkness into realistic portraits that draw an emotional response from the viewer. This body of work has created a point of entry for me to explore two worlds.”
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