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 …

Best wishes to Glasgow School of Art after the recent fire in the Mackintosh

Hope the school and the students, especially those in their final fourth year who were busy working on their degree shows and so were most affected by the fire in the Mackintosh building, can recover their creative momentum once more and find new working space. Ashame for them and to see the damage to the …

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, …

Visiting the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show Fine Art

My friends (Alan, Piper and Gillian pictured here) and I enjoyed a visit to the GSA 2012 degree show in the Mackintosh building – this was our reaction afterwards! Although the drawing and painting especially was disappointing this year, there were indeed some thoughtful and meditative works to consider. The synchronised light and sound installation …