Adam Mc Gowan
Born in Derry, N. Ireland. Currently based in London.
Solo Booth at New Art Dealers (NADA) with Galeria Mascota, Miami, USA, 2019
‘Open Construction’ at Galeria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019
‘Light Industry’ at Gloam Gallery, Sheffield, UK, 2017
‘Four by 1’ duo show in collaboration with IKO at Flatland Projects, Hastings, UK, 2020
‘Autumn Yield’ at Bridget Riley Studios, London, UK, 2019
‘Zone Rooms’ at Gas Contemporary, North Shields, UK, 2019
‘Sensitive Matter’ at Bridget Riley Studios, London, UK, 2019
‘Group Show’ at Gray Contemporary, Houston Texas, USA, 2019
‘Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show’ at Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2019
‘Paper Cuts’ with curator Kristian Day at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2018
‘Behind the New Museum’ at 195 Chrystie St, New York, USA, 2018
‘An image of Ireland’ Imago Mundi at Fabrica press, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
Publications and Residencies:
Tzvetnik online article covering ‘Four by 1’ at Flatland projects on the occasion of our collaborative show in February, 2020
Fad Magazine article covering ‘Four by 1’ at Flatland projects on the occasion of our collaborative show in February, 2020
Hardback publication accompanying solo show ‘Open Construction’ at Galeria Mascota. Printed and distributed in Mexico, USA and Europe. Contains two essays and a large selection of images of recent works.
Light Industry review - Local Cultural Writings, written and published by Lucy Holt, Sheffield, UK, 2016
Publication ‘An Image of Ireland’ - Imago Mundi, Fabrica Press, Italy, 2016
Work published in ‘FutureNow’, Manchester, UK, 2015
Leverhulme Scholarship awarded to attend Wysing Arts Centre Summer Residency, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2014
Works held in a number of collections in Mexico, USA, UK, Italy and Ireland
My recent works are made using small interventions and slight variations with basic materials (wood, fixings and paint). These wall-based structures are influenced by a myriad of images, drawings, photographs and texts gathered in an ongoing body of research.
Currently and throughout lockdown, I have had a pre-occupation with circular or part-circular shapes and motifs. Recent drawings and finished works relate to notions of movement, activity and space (clock faces, life cycles, public architectural space) and mechanics (cogs, drives, bicycle wheels, movement of industrial parts).