ADAM SHIELD: AMP ENVELOPE
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday 19 July from 6.30-8.30pm for the preview of Adam Shield: Amp Envelope. Everyone is welcome.
It is set to be a hot, balmy night and what better way to enjoy the evening than to join us for the opening & the launch of the third iteration of The Showroom Mural Commission, with chilled drinks and Calippos!
Adam Shield, Thirst (IV), ink on paper, 30 x 42 cm, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
20 July–17 September 2022
Open Wednesday–Saturday, 12-6pm
Free, no booking required
Adam Shield's new body of work opens up drawing and collage as a means of exploring interior worlds; with imagery encompassing references distilled from post-apocalyptic science fiction writing, dystopian dream projectors, seventeenth century alchemy and everyday encounters with political, societal and economic structures.
For the third iteration of The Showroom Mural Commission, Shield’s recurring motif of a hand-painted grid wraps around our emblematic facade as the framework for a new collaborative mural.
Building upon a period of research in the local neighbourhood, Church Street Library and histories of radical community print groups, an in-situ printmaking workshop will create the context for a programme of free drawing, print and poster-making sessions running on weekends throughout the exhibition.
The Showroom Mural Commission – Adam Shield: Amp Envelope, 2022-23 is generously supported by the Abbey Harris Mural Fund. The Showroom is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.