TODAY contemporary Irish artists Adrian+Shane announce their first London showcase at ‘When I Walk In Your Shoes’ exhibition with pieces inspired by the late singer Amy Winehouse. Opening at London Westbank Gallery from 25th to 30th September, proceeds from inspired artworks sold will go directly to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Hailing from Drogheda in Ireland, Adrian+Shane are two artists who have been working together as one since 1998. They will be making their London debut, following a successful 16 year career showcasing works in Ireland and across the world. Using paint, collage, stencils, photos and video to create colourful pop art, their works are loaded with fresh and well-targeted social commentary.
Adrian+Shane will proudly be contributing exclusive pieces towards an artistic celebration of Amy Winehouse, along with 20 other artists including Dita Von Teese, Pure Evil and Scroobius Pip, who have been hand-picked and curated by Henry Hate, Amy’s tattooist and friend. The show ‘When I Walk In Your Shoes’ is named after the first verse of Amy Winehouse’s song ‘Help Yourself’ and the catalogue will feature quotes of walking in someone else’s shoes from the exhibiting artists.
Pieces by Adrian+Shane will include ‘HEART’ constructed from Converse trainers, as well as 3 original and unique paintings inspired by Amy Winehouse entitled ‘PIN UP’, made using acrylic, spray paint and screen print on paper.
Adrian+Shane commented, “Amy Winehouse is more than a musician; everything from her sound, fashion choices and lifestyle made an impact on an entire generation. Her iconic status makes her the perfect muse for this exhibition and is a wonderful way to raise money for charity in her honour. We’re immensely excited to be a part of this show and can’t imagine a more inspiring way to mark our debut on the London art scene.”
Following a private viewing on 25th September supported by Converse, ‘When I Walk In Your Shoes’ opens to the general public on Friday 26th September, offering fans the chance to join cutting edge artists in paying tribute to a colourful and unique musical talent in the heart of London. All proceeds raised from the sale of Amy inspired and Converse pieces will go to the Foundation.
ADRIAN+SHANE will be showcasing pieces in ‘When I Walk In Your Shoes’ open to public from 26th – 30th September 2014 at London Westbank Gallery 133-137 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2R.