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 […]

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 […]