Adam E Justice-Mills - Drawing, Painting, Photography & Sound
Plans for 2018
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Now showing my latest Visual Poem at the 50:50 event in Highgate.
Open House 2018 - I Opened my House and garden for the Open House Weekends this year, together with members Joan Podel, Jackie Randall, Fiona Goldbacher, plus Oi-Chee Chan (guest jeweller) and Lobster&Pearls (guest artist/designer). See my Open House page here.
I finished working on a commission for a new Visual Poem and have been regularly attending life-drawing sessions.Video of my Visual Poem work process is available here.
This year, I am taking part again in our ongoing venture, showing in the Arboretum show in the gallery in Stephens House & Gardens from March - see here for details.
Last year (2017):
I was selected to show some of my Visual Poems at The Abstract Show, Candid Arts, Islington in April. I also had a picture in The Phoenix cinema in April, as part of our "Nature" show there.
I didn't Open my house in 2017 (I will be Opening in 2018) but I was showing at Clara's house instead.
My last show non-EFOA show of 2017 was "Thirteen" at the Lauderdale House Gallery, from 4th - 26th October.
After that was "Reflections", a group show in the Ply Gallery in Hornsey Town Hall.This ran from October 19th - 31st. A version of that show is currently on view on the East Finchley High Road here.
Finally, I was showing work at "Almost Wabi-Sabi", a group show at the Boulangerie Bon Matin cafe in Finsbury park from 2nd October - 26th November.
I was showing at the Hornsey Original Gallery from 30th November - 17th December 2016
My first solo show, "Memory in Media", was in the Boulangerie Bon Matin Cafe in Finsbury Park in September 2016.
I organised an EFOA show at the Phoenix Cinema in August.
My House was Open again in July 2016, for the EFO Open House Weekends. I was showing new work, including recent developments in 3D drawing and multi-image photography.
in May through July 2016, I was again showing some of my work in a group exhibition called "13 @" at the Croatian Embassy in London.
I also took part in the EFO photography show "@High Road", parts of which were at the East Finchley Community Festival in our display tent. The show may well be showcased at another gallery later in the year.
About me: I've become increasingly interested in how memory works over the past few years: the way we remember and forget, the importance of places and objects.
I've been many things: engineer, production manager for DVD films, entrepreneur, consultant, father, teacher, journalist ... I use all these experiences in the creation and development of my art work. I am currently working as a Hospital Teacher.
Long ago, I was a founder Member of the East Finchley Open and Chair for three years.
About my work: Working in pen, pastel and digital images, as well as time-based work (video and sound), I've been exploring this interest in memory. My memory drawings are recollections: of physical relationships, spaces, rehearsed moves - on paper and layered glass. My Visual poems are re-creations of stories people told me about their favourite places or Small Objects of Desire - digital images, evoking the associations I made with the story contents or a familiar place. I also made a year-long response to the road outside my house: my favourite place.
The concept of Wabi-Sabi is still emerging for me. My artwork is about memory: photographs themselves can become the talismans of memory: they can create history as we view and review them.
My approach to this show was to recall particular places or events and to imagine what their essentials were, as I recalled them. "Ghost Leaves" are the transient after-images from early autumn leaves on my home road. "Wall" is the shadows of growing trees on a monument in Soweto. "Surface" is the momentary, transient reflective qualities of sand as the wave recedes.
All these are, really, a depiction of my inner self at that time - at least, as far as I can remember.
My latest works are "multiFragments" - collections of landscape photos, merged together.
I have an ongoing collection of Shop Front Memories: Reflections of life through vacant shop window fronts. The persistence of vision we all have lead me to explore photographic "light paintings", exploring time and composition of space.
You can commission me to create Visual Poems, photographic portraits, exterior murals and stained glass works (I can restore photographic images too), so email me if you want to discuss this.
Open House Weekends with EFOA. Lauderdale house: 13@Lauderdale and Croatian Embassy. Candid Arts Open. Group Shows at Hornsey Original Gallery and Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute, NoSpaceNeeded Online Exhibitions, Shop Front Memories series and Long Slow Walk series. Shows at Barnet Arts Depot, various Art Fairs and Art Centres.
Muswell Hill Photographic Society; Hampstead Photographic Society; Potters Bar Photographic Society; Coram Family; European DVD Forum; Cardiff University