‘Highway Anxiety’- Recent Paintings by Shaun Morris

Open 5th December 2017 to 5th February 2018 –

“The paintings I’m exhibiting at the Moseley Exchange represent my interest in exploring the so-called ‘edgelands’ underneath the motorways that pass over the post-industrial landscape of the Black Country. I’ve recently become interested in the many transit hubs and depots that back onto the canals or are dotted alongside the motorway. I’ve become fascinated by their population of parked lorries and other, often strange looking, vehicles.

There is a doomed romantic quality about a life spent travelling on the road which I find embodied in the image of the truck or lorry, yet also there is something vaguely unsettling and menacing in the black windowed cabs at night and in the sheer scale of some of them.  In the paintings I’ve made so far I’ve been experimenting more freely with the painting process to make the trucks look more aged, greasy and dirty. I’m interested in the idea of them looking nostalgic on one hand, and futuristic on the other: parked, seemingly abandoned, at the side of the road, highway or canal in a post-oil world.”

Shaun Morris > www.shaunmorrispaintings.com

Moseley Arts Market

Every 4th Saturday in the month, 9am to 3pm –

Come and see the delights of our street market featuring Moseley based Designers/Makers and specially selected guests.

Moseley is one of Birmingham’s artistic hotbeds, home to many creative people. The Arts Market is a showcase for local talent and the best from further abroad. Held alongside the monthly Farmer’s Market you’ll find a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts, and handmade jewellery from professional and semi professional Designer/Makers who will be pleased to talk to you about their work or discuss bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Moseley Arts Market must be produced by the stallholder – we do not allow any bought in or imported crafts.

Follow the link to download an application for the next Moseley Arts Market: http://www.moseleycdt.com/arts_market