Mere Shells of Ourselves - Adam White

Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast

Adam White

Exhibited from Saturday 27 May - Sunday 25 June, 2017

An Exploration of All Things Geological through an Artist's Fossil Myopia

Adam White interrogates geology through a series of giant experimental watercolours and votive objects that address the vital human concerns of our origins, hidden mythologies of the present day, how and why we think, the mystery of life and death, and the wilful blurring of belief and science.

Exhibits include ‘Petrifaction by Numbers’, a giant geological map of the British Isles made from crushed rock pigments; ‘The Vertebrae and the Spineless Wonder’, transparent dinosaur bones turned into votive objects which carry human stories marooned inside them, and ‘The Ichthyosaur’, a 195-million-year-old Jurassic Ichthyosaur found by the artist in Gloucestershire. It is the most complete ichthyosaur currently known in the county.

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The artist will be at the gallery every Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm and the exhibition will be accompanied by events and workshops for all ages. Check out the Calendar to find out more!


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