Rebecca Ackroyd. All the Images will Disappear

Kyla McDonald, Flash Art, March 4, 2024

A blood-red carpet, ghostly body parts infused with lurid blues and pastel pinks that are weighted to heavy wooden furniture, thick red hair that flows down drains, spirals that oscillate with verve, close-ups of eyes that stare, cry, or observe, and vats of red wine and oil: these are some of the elements that occupy the surreal sculptural installations and intense dream-like drawings of Rebecca Ackroyd. With a focus suspended between the corporeal and the psychological, she examines human desires, anxieties, and memories, or, more precisely, those attached to being a woman. Although her work often begins from a place of subjectivity, it is grounded in shared encounters in daily living.