John Adams


7th – 13th February
10am – 5pm
Blake Gallery, Woodville Halls DA12 1DD

John is a mixed media artist based in Leigh on Sea, Essex. He has exhibited his work widely in this country and has also shown abroad.
This exhibition is called Another Time, Another Place and is a collection of assemblages, artists’ boxes and photographs which together seek to blur the boundaries of fact and fiction/ reality and fantasy.

John is heavily influenced by particular places, memories , films, books and music from childhood through to today, and artists such as Joseph Cornell who was such a massive influence.
This collection of work is in a sense timeless as it is drawn from past and present material.
All work is for sale.
Small framed prints are £25 each and wood framed assemblage prints are £45 each.
John Adams – January 2017

John Adam Biography
JOHN ADAMS – Exhibitions and Projects
1978 Southend Central Library
1979 Towngate Theatre Gallery Basildon
1980 Blackheath Gallery London
1983 Holsworthy Gallery New Kings Rd London
1988 Constructing Images The Minories Colchester
1988 Kettles Yard Cambridge
1989 Birch and Conran London
1990 SHELLS a travelling photo documentary project about Leigh cockle fishers
1991 SNAPSHOTS community photography project Benfleet
1992 Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery
1994 Blackheath Gallery London
1997 Angel Café Bar Islington London
1998 Leigh on Sea Art Trail
1999 Sunflower Picture Gallery Beaconsfield
2000 Space Banana Birmingham
2001 Artslink Gallery Camberley
2001 Dust Wine Bar Clerkenwell London
2001 Savoire Faire Gallery Space London
2002 Clerkenwell Green Studios Gallery London
2002 Crypt Gallery Trafalgar Square London
2002 Windsor Art Centre Gallery
2004 Stroud House Gallery
2004 Galeriazero Gallery Barcelona
2004 Gallery 24 Berlin
2004 Easton Lodge Sculpture Trail Dunmow Essex
2005 Gallery24 Berlin
2008 Otter Gallery University of Chichester
2008 Southend on Sea University Gallery
2009 The Nelson Gallery Southend on Sea
2010 Interruptions of the Ordinary at TAP Gallery Southend
2010 Excerpts from The Armageddon Show Stoke on Trent
2011 The Seven Deadly Sins at Leigh on Sea Art Trail
2012 Parallax Art Fair Chelsea Old Town Hall London
2012 Hvidesand Denmark
2013 Occupy My Time Gallery Deptford London
2013 Earsham Street Gallery Bungay
2014 Leigh on Sea Motor Boat Club
2015/2016 Artist in Residence at Belfairs Academy, Leigh on Sea
I am pleased to be showing work at the 2016 Leigh on Sea Art Trail at St. Clements Church Leigh on Sea, especially in the church which for me is a perfect venue because it is about people. Although my work is quite diverse in many respects, this exhibition brings together some of this diversity. I have been making box assemblages and taking photographs for many years and my work has progressively incorporated these approaches.
My work on the cockle fishing industry from 1983 to 1985 has also been a key element, particularly the focus on people. It has in a way influenced this current work by bringing together the documentary and assemblage work. Some of the people I photographed and got to know are no longer with us so the work can be seen as a tribute to these people and together with the current photographs I can see much scope for the future.