A Deviation In Conditions
An Exhibition by Susan Boyle
9-13 Oct 12-5pm
Opening night: Tue 8 Oct 6-8pm
In my work I examine the concept of order and disorder where I look at the ways in which we may seek to regulate the uncertainty and disorder of life through control mechanisms, and the relentless disruptions and disarray that surround us that always prevent ultimate attainment of total control over our lives (and that of others and our environment).
In looking at the disorder of life, I often use photography with images signifying occurrences or incidents we may encounter that can often imperceptibly affect us but could also be significant elements of change in our own lives and those around us. I am interested in the conditions that sometimes start a whole chain of events that can disrupt our planned course of action and ultimately alter both ourselves and our lives in unexpected ways.
A joint exhibition of recent paintings by Susan Kennedy and Alistair Quietsch.
A one night opening event from 6.30pm on Thursday 3 October 2013.
Fragments of Built Environments: Regeneration and Creation
An exhibition by Sinae Lee
Curated by Hae Byn Yoon
1-6pm, 13-18 Sep 2013
Sinae Lee surveys a landscape of man-made ruins, enlivened by uncertain potential of interactivity and fluidity through utilizing materials and mediums that hold industrial symbolism such as metal, plastic or other raw materials that were fragmented and individually layered, representing forms of built environments or otherwise modern architecture.
The artist communicates life and death in/of the metropolis as a living organism in itself like that underlined in Jacobs, 1993 – The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Her ideas initiated as a reaction from an article by Ned Hepburn, 2012 ‘Dead Malls’, since then questioning values of dreariness and bleakness that comes from desertion of once hectic and vibrant spaces.
The exhibition illustrates creation, prosperity, deterioration, lapse and regeneration – a cycle of humanity, nature and all that has been created in between. Ruling out perspectives of disparity into neither defining this cycle ‘regression’ nor ‘progression’ however, circumscribing what is merely a cycle upon looking at it from a greater time scale. Perhaps this is best portrayed in Sinae Lee’s series ‘Fragments I, II, III’, mixed media, 2013.
Hae Byn Yoon
Seeing is Not Enough
Rachel Frances Sharpe and Rosalind Blake
22-27 August 2013
Opening: 6pm, 22 August
Screening: 7pm, 25 August
Seeing is Not Enough is a collaborative exhibition by Glasgow based visual artists Rachel Frances Sharpe and Rosalind Blake, featuring new work inspired by cult Sci-Fi show The X Files. The X Files affected the psychology of a generation, reminding us that science cannot account for all of our experiences; questioning the very nature of
rationality and belief, challenging pre-supposed explanations, and asking us… What is knowledge?
Rachel creates paranoid environments exploring manifestations of the paranormal within technology. Rosalind’s work centres on the breach of the visceral form through the threat of the uncanny.
Seeing is Not Enough invites you to participate as a member of the collective unconscious.
N.B. We can neither quantify nor substantiate its success without
further clinical evidence.
La Loireag Letting Go
An exhibition by Anne McColgan
12 – 16 August 2013 (4 – 9pm)
17 August 2013 (12 – 6pm)
Loireag is a mythical Scottish water fairy. Letting Go means ´to release´ in the present progressive tense.
This is an interactive space installation that explores the relationship between photography, learning and change through images, words and creative workshops.
This is an experimental project that believes that another world is possible.
Originally from Scotland, Anne has been living in Barcelona for the past two years and has a deep desire to come home and share her experiences of the unknown at home.
Melanie Wiksell, Richard Krantz and Carolina Andreasson
2 August – 6 August 12 pm – 6 pm
Opening night: 1 August 5 pm – 9 pm
The title “Djävlar Anamma” is an old complex Swedish expression, dated back to the early 19th century and has different meanings depending on the context. “Djävlar Anamma” can describe a quality that is characterized by: boldness, courage,combativeness, gall, strength.
You need a lot of “DJÄVLAR ANAMMA” in life, but also to make it as an artist. You must learn to speak up and not let others put you down!
Show some “DJÄVLAR ANAMMA” and fight for your thing!
The two words can also be a way of cursing. Where it would translate to ”God Damn It!”.
Djävlar Anamma is an exhibition by three Swedish art students from The Glasgow School of Art; Melanie Wiksell, Richard Krantz and Carolina Andreasson. We will deal with our individual relations between Sweden and Glasgow, origin and home.
IT IS WHAT IT IS
A photographic exhibition by Sheila Juan Franco
11am – 7pm, 22 – 27 July 2013
Opening: 6pm Monday 22 July 2013 (Poetry by Jim Ferguson)
“I am an artist from Catalonia, born in Barcelona. I began working in photography in 2005. I have worked throughout Europe, and in Cuba, China and the USA. My work has been exhibited in Barcelona and Luxembourg. Using a technique of super-imposed images I highlight cultural contrasts in ways that make the viewer think differently. What fascinates me is merging disparate images to surprise the viewer with a new reality. This sense of enmeshing different cultures and uniting them into something visually new and different, informs both the process and final outcome of my work.
My work in Scotland concentrates on its multicultural aspects, its landscapes, and contrasting urban and rural environments. Starting with few preconceptions, I have tried to capture different Scotlands: these have begun to emerge as both realistic and imagined depictions of Scottish life in the image I have been creating recently. The culmination of this work will be exhibitions in Scotland and Luxembourg European Parliament.”