23 – 30 May 2013
11am – 6pm
7pm, 23 May 2013
« The Meek
And violent equally are norms
Are less than our mythology. »
-C.H Sisson, “The Discarnation”
“White Matter” is the first solo exhibition of Camilla Lausas, regrouping pieces issued from her photographic series Static Echo (2012), Wishes Under Pressure (2012-2013) & Ominous (2013), and writings from the period 2011-2013.
This exhibition reveals a third world with a personal mythology inbetween reality and an inner mindscape, which is timeless and borderless, and where the importance of nature can’t be denied.
Camilla Lausas has a multicultural background, as she grew up between Finland and France. She graduated from the Academy of Fine-Arts of Marseille in June 2012, after which she moved to Glasgow where she currently lives.
U Must Be Funking Joking!
Zhang Liang (Ray) and Wang Ning
11:00 – 6:00pm, 18 – 21 May, 2013
Opening night: 6:00pm, Friday, 17 May
U Must Be Funking Joking! presents new work by Zhang Liang (Ray) and Wang
Ning that centres on the fun things. The two artists collaborate through color,
form and material. Intrigued by a range of mediums, the love of popular culture
and their personal views on political and social issues, this is a showcase that
combines gritty urban ideas and philosophical experiments in print.
Ray graduates from the Glasgow School of Art with an MDes in Illustration in
2013. His hip hop-inspired pieces are not just about money, cars and girls, it is a
reflection and a representation of hip hop culture through the exploration of how
hip hop itself has grown to encompass far more than just music. It is a lexicon of
hip hop culture investigating this musical movement’s journey over the past four
decades from the black civil rights movement to ‘bling’ culture.
Ning is a current student at the MDes Fashion and Textiles course at the Glasgow School of Art. Using surrealism as an inspiration and particularly interested in dreams and unconscious imagination, Ning explores the boundary between dark and beautiful subjects to create surreal drawings printed on silk. Her work is expressed through a style that combines different elements such as pattern, color, and material. Ning presents her dream world through hand drawings infused with digital print on textiles to create a unique effect.
Zhang Liang (Ray)’s website: http://www.zhangliangray.com
Zhang Liang (Ray)’s email: zhangyixian221323hotmail.com
Wang Ning’s email: email@example.com
We will create a body of work within a confined environment over a continuous period of 100 hours. There will be a number of predefined constraints that we must abide by, but no work should be pre-empted or designed. At the end of the 100 hours, the work will be displayed within the confined environment in the form of an exhibition. Constraints will be as follows:
100 consecutive minutes to collect materials
100 consecutive hours creating a body of work
100 seconds of freedom a day
100 photos for documentation: every hour on the hour
A number of elected constraints will be in place
Nothing else is pre-empted or pre-planned
No work created outside confinement will be displayed
The performative act of making will be as much part of the work as the outcomes created, and will therefore be viewable by the public.
studio 41 will be open to the public from midday on Wednesday 17th April for 100 hours. Day and night. (until Sunday 21st at 5pm)
Exhibition preview – Monday 22nd April 6-8pm
Also open- Tuesday 23rd April 12-6
Elena Mary Harris
Funded by the SRC – The Art School
A Disquietude of Objects
Friday, 12 April – Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Preview: 6-8pm, Thursday, 11 April 2013
Objects speak, unsettle and move. Creations that in turn, become recreated by the tales we spin around them. A Disquietude of Objects presents new work by Lin Chau and Norman Sutton-Hibbert that centre on the potential for objects – through their colour, material and form – to evoke personal and unexpected narratives. Developed amidst an ongoing questioning of the categories of painting and sculpture, the works are an outcome of the artists’ exploration of the histories and boundaries of both disciplines.
PINCH – AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTISTS IN GLASGOW
March is International Women’s month; to coincide with this an exhibition featuring the work of female artists will be presented at studio 41.
The opening will be on Saturday the 16th of March between 6 and 9pm with refreshments provided!
The exhibition is intended as a critical collection and celebration of work made by contemporary women in Glasgow. It will take place from the 16th to the 21st of March.
This show is the first in a series of small exhibitions representing groups of unestablished artists in under-represented demographics.
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Opening night: 6-8pm, Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Hours: 11am – 3pm, 12 – 14 March 2013
UPSTAIRSDOWN is an exhibition by two 4th year Sculpture and Environmental Art students from the Glasgow School of Art: Muyan Gao & Dawn Destor-Mackinnon.
In this exhibition, the two artists combine their works through the contradictions of movement and stillness, nature and manufactured, sound and silence.
Muyan’s work portrays calm through the stillness and the tranquility of time. The video piece white exposes a particular aspect of the sun’s light which reminds her of the simple geometric shapes of the sun. Her sculpture explores materials qualities to embrace a sense of individual contradiction. It emphasises a tranquil existence through rhythm.
Dawn’s work is an exploration of rhythmic movement through repetition, stemming from an interest in process and tradition. Her two works are a contrast of solitary performance and public intervention. Her work simply seeks to evoke a sense of contentment with one’s immediate surroundings.
Hae Byn Yoon and Priscilia Kheng
1-7 March 2013
11am – 7pm
In this exhibition, the two artists intend to portray in their art pieces the idea of belief. Their new works, though different in genre, collectively represent this comfort and tension – as the portrayal of this theme is nuanced by the personal interpretation of each of us. The projection of personal belief, alongside our daily experiences, brings about a flux in our perspectives and views of life.
The questioning of one’s identity as to the portrayal of amulets in their daily routine and the psychological process of such is explored through a diverse level of layering and repetition. Hae Byn Yoon’s work addresses the concerns about aesthetic beliefs in relation to superstition and displacement.
Priscilia’s piece questions the role of a child in the family drama and is about being an individual and the experience of it. Her work embraces public participation in the displacement of the plastic toy animals. By suspending our disbelief, we sometimes open ourselves up to greater familiarity. From the interior of the tent, the narratives embedded in both our subconscious and consciousness seem to alter and fade.