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Official sod cutting for a new warehouse as part of the expansion of Tunstall based firm, Bathroom Mountain. The giant warehouse is part of the continued investment and expansion of the former HR Johnson site in Tunstall
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AIRSPACE is pleased to present COLLIDER Part 4 - the final chapter of HARRY ADAMS Collider series, an extensive exhibition of brand new screen paintings - a mixture of painting and screen printing - enveloping a grove of maturing oak saplings, nurtured with care over the last 4 years by the artist, and returning triumphantly to the scene of their first tentative steps into the real world. In 2018's Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds, Harry Adams exhibited those formative oaks as escapees from the painterly landscapes - an adversarial provocation to the traditional artform. Here, they return, boldly, in a coming-of-age, to stake their own place, in their own right, before being released into the wild. From that first happening with us in 2018, through three exhibitions (IRL and online), and a publication, despite an unexpected and ongoing global pandemic, this completion of the Collider life cycle - subtitled A Reprise (The End), is a fitting metaphor for our times. The trees will continue to grow, and thrive. We will continue to grow, and thrive.
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Firstly, Harry Adams is not one artist but two working under one name. They are mostly a painter, but have recently been using a process of screen printing to construct works in a painterly fashion by ?olliding?and overlaying motifs from previous paintings they have made.
This exhibition will show a series of these ?creen paintings?
COLLIDER PART 4 A REPRISE (THE END)
An Exhibition of New ?creenPaintings?and Trees
EXHIBITION: 25 MARCH ?10 APRIL, 2022
PUBLIC PREVIEW: 25 MARCH 6?PM
Secondly, this exhibition is a reprise: a reworking of an exhibition shown in London last year (2021) that opened as soon as the second wave (or was it the third?) pandemic restrictions were lifted. That exhibition was the result (in part) of the artists following a creative process that started in 2018. It has come to Airspace Gallery as that is where it all started and this is where it will end.
In 2018 Harry Adams first exhibited at Airspace under the title Nothing Remains Unchanged but The Clouds with a series of oil paintings. The paintings were mostly of imagined flat empty landscapes under big chaotic skies that were shown alongside 36 tiny oak saplings planted in handmade pots, thrown & glazed by the artists with help from a local ceramics studio