The Muse Gallery
Friday, July 10, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
269 Portobello Road
The Muse Gallery

The Muse Gallery presents

Adam Zoltowski – Islands


PV 10.07-11.07

** COVID19 ** bookings are essential:

“No man is an Island, entire of it self;”

John Donne, Devotions (1624)

This exhibition constitutes a self-portrait as a work in progress, a snapshot of my existence as a castaway in the studio, a place where the world must be painstakingly remade by the available means of representation, reproduction and replication. Here sculpture is a dimension where disparate things from this world can come together across the barricades of scale, context and function. The portrait is expanded to include the tools, materials and ephemera of its own production. Even as the reproduction of an object approaches completion, those things in the field of its making are included as contextually essential to its existence, and those things in turn each have their own field. In a way these things are resigned to be forever drifting closer to each other without ever fully arriving, .Each of the works here is an island in a sea of relationships, nothing stands alone, entire of itself.

PV’s 10-11 July 10-4pm

Private views will be translated to adhere to social distancing throughout the summer at The Muse. We will be inviting our audience to book slots within Covid opening hours on a given Friday (10 – 4) or Saturday (10 – 4).

This will be a fifteen-minute tour of the gallery, supervised by an associate and with light refreshment available. Artists are invited to be present where possible, at their discretion.

Attendees may visit the gallery in couples, up to three people at a time, unless within a family group or support bubble.

17, 18, 24, 25 July

From 3rd July, we will be allowing people to book appointments to visit the show at The Muse.

T1. The time slots will begin on Friday 3rd, starting at 10:00am every 15 minutes until 12:00.

T2. Then from 12:00 – 2:00 we will allow the general public access for 15 minutes, no more than two people at a time, maintaining social distancing.

T3. From 2:00 – 4:00pm we will again be by appointment only, with an option of allowing public access, if no slots have been booked or if people would like to book at the door.

From the week of Friday 17th, we will be reviewing the situation to decide whether extending opening to a Saturday morning is feasible and safe.