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17 MIDLAND ROAD
presents

“A WASTE OF PAINT”

An exhibition by Merny

12th - 18th July 2024 

Opening Night 12th July 6-9PM

Sponsored by Lost and Grounded Brewery



17 Midland Road is delighted to invite you to A WASTE OF PAINT, a solo exhibition by mix-media artist Merny.

This is a showcase of Merny’s work since he moved to Bristol from Berlin in 2019. The artist has become a recognisable name on the streets of Bristol, known for his playful and evocative murals combining dark humour, social commentary and political activism.

His first solo show, A WASTE OF PAINT will highlight his major works along with previously unseen paintings and photographic documentation of his street painting.





INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Admission: FREE
12–4pm or by appointment

All work is available to purchase. Email: hello@17midlandroad.co.uk for the full price list.


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Address: 17 Midland Road, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0JT

Transport: 5 Minutes walk from Temple Meads Station.

For general enquiries

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

James Mernagh or Merny is an artist based in Bristol, UK. Originally from the North Yorkshire Moors, Merny studied German Studies at the University of Manchester (UK) and Universität Leipzig (Germany). It was whilst living in Berlin after his studies that Merny began to focus on painting. Merny has exhibited artwork in Mexico, Germany, France; notably, he produced the Shrineing exhibition for House of Vans, London in 2017, alongside Billycolours.  He has produced large scale artworks for Brandalism, an anonymous organisation which subverts billboard and bus stop advertising  to undermine large corporations and the narratives they push onto the public without their consent.

www.mernywernz.com
@mernywernz
MORE ABOUT 17 MIDLAND ROAD

17 Midland Road is a project by Barney Beech - partner at the design practice Burgess & Beech - and novelist Charlotte Philby. Downstairs 17 Midland Road is an HQ for Barney’s design practice, as well as a gallery and exhibition space for culture, collaborations, new ideas and community.

Upstairs is a larger gallery, and a unique place to stay in one of Bristol’s most diverse and historic neighbourhoods. Long forgotten but constantly evolving, Old Market is home to independent shops, the LGBTQ village, cultural institutions and plenty of rebel energy.

For more information, images or any other press enquiries please contact: Barney Beech, Co-founder
hello@17midlandroad.co.uk | +44 (0)7986 556 469