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 …

GSA Master of Fine Art 2014 Degree Show Highlights

This year’s MFA from Glasgow School of Art was a very strong showing of many mature and confident works that, after several years of mixed MFA degree shows, really lived up to the challenge of the space. The Glue Factory presents artists with the opposite of a white cube space, it is an old converted …

Pier Arts Centre ‘Living Colour’ Exhibition, Stromness

Probably one of Scotland’s best art galleries although far from the cities in the beautiful Orkney Mainland, the artwork at The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness (which has a connection to the Tate) is often nicely presented and curated. And so I wasn’t disappointed by their recent exhibition ‘Living Colour’ which a friend had recommended …

Exhibiting Urban Dynamics at Factory Hanbunko, Takaoka

This month I exhibited at the excellent Factory Hanbunko gallery in Takaoka near the Nihon Kai (Japan Sea). Huge thanks to the staff and especially Ayaka-san for helping me put this together and promoting the new artworks. Takaoka is a fascinating old city and this Kura (former traditional warehouse) space in the gallery is a …

Exhibiting Drawings at Factory Hanbunko gallery, Takaoka, Japan

I’m really looking forward to exhibiting some drawings at the Factory Hanbunko Gallery in Takaoka, Japan, in November this year. The city is near the Japan Sea in a beautiful area of northern Japan. Looks like a interesting gallery space in a fantastic refurbished old building with contrasting interior whites and blacks and dark wooden …

City Walking – Glasgow School of Art Degree Show and MFA 2013

With the work rapidly continuing on the new GSA Design building by architect Steven Holl, it is a pleasure to walk from the area around the Master of Fine Art exhibition at the Glue Factory, next to the Firth and Forth Canal, down into the city centre and uphill again to Garnethill, take in the …

GSA Alumni Exhibition, Scotland Art Gallery, Glasgow

I’ve been asked to participate in a Glasgow School of Art Alumni show at Scotland Art Gallery in Bath Street (Glasgow City Centre). One of my darker pieces, ‘Box Two’, a three foot square painting, oil on canvas, will be exhibited. The gallery is in the city centre not far from the art school itself, …