Through Discord and Harmony – Glasgow School of Art Fine Art and MFA Degree Shows – Part 2

(article continued from previous post) A vaguely familiar and catchy game type tune pulled me into an installation piece, ‘THE PURGE’, a joint work by three artists Chitra Sangtani, Lewis Prosser and Martha Simms. The tune and glittering colours welcome me to enter into the game world of The Purge, with an unsettling laughing audience […]

Through Discord and Harmony – Glasgow School of Art Fine Art and MFA Degree Shows – Part 1

  Methodically I began the GSA Degree Show journey. Working my way through the gleaming open spaces of the Steven Holl designed Reid Building, an interior shimmering in neutrality and sinuos equilibrium, taking in the impressive efforts of the students in the various design disciplines. Spotless presentation in a perfect exhibition environment, no place for […]

Exhibition Review – ‘JANUS’ – Stephanie Burt and Kirsty Palmer

Upper image: Janus (satellite) as imaged by Cassini, NASA, 2008. Lower image: ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, 1975, Peter Weir. Screen shot. A refreshing breeze moved through the Saltmarket in Glasgow in January, with a series of temporal, light and strangely magnetic works shown by artists Stephanie Burt and Kirsty Palmer. Being exhibited at 87 Saltmarket […]

Touchdown Tokyo 2013

I beamed down into Tokyo towards the end of last month, looking forward to unknown adventures… Halloween was close by and the megacity was dark early but brimming with energy as ever. In the crazy hustle and bustle, there was plenty of sideswerving various characters such as the one above, as well as good friends […]