Sunday, 30 September 2012

Easy Living

Easy Living

With: Laura Aldridge, James Clarkson, Nick Evans, Mick Peter, Owen Piper and Zoe Williams

29.09.2012 – 10.11.2012 |Saturdays 3-7pm and by appointement
Less is More Projects, 5 Rue du Dahomey, 75011 Paris
The life of an artwork is often unpredictable. It can be exuberant or modest, changing according to moods, different lighting and modes of displays.

For Easy Living, the artworks lay down their hats and set up home at Less Is More Projects. They settle in, deciding to sleep in the living room testing the limits of what we can endure in everyday life. Tenacious, decorative and voluminous, these pieces won’t stay discreet or apart. There are new relationships and negotiations to be made between the two occupants and their new “ flat mates ” in this half gallery, half collector’s apartment space.
Curated by Jocelyn Villemont & Camille Le Houezec

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Dani Marti

Opening: Thursday 20 September 2012

Dani Marti's new video, MARIPOSA (BUTTERFLY), is a compelling portrait of ‘Mark’, a former antique dealer, actor and intellectual – now an addict facing his own mortality.

The work was developed during Dani Marti’s Greene Street residency in New York. 
He graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2006.

21 September – 20 October 2012


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Sydney NSW 2000 Australia 
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Wednesday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday, 14 September 2012

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence
Sarah Forrest
September 1st - September 23rd 


Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence, a new HD video work filmed and developed during a six-week residency on the Orkney Isles.

Sarah Forrest was awarded the inaugural Margaret Tait Residency, funded by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures Programme and run in partnership with the Glasgow Film Festival, The Pier Arts Centre and LUX. Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence is the artist’s initial response to the residency which will lead to the premier of a new film at the Glasgow Film Festivals in 2013.
Sarah Forrest (b. 1981 Dundee) is an artist based in Glasgow, she graduated from the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2010. During which time she studied in Piet Zwat Institute, Rotterdam as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. Recent awards and exhibitons include: Margaret Tait Residency, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2012); Magic Love Trade Objects, curated by Jan Verwoert, Geneva (2012); In the Shadow of the Hand, collaborative exhibition with Virginia Hutchison, Glasgow International (2012); P is for Protagonist (Solo), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2011); The Spectator (Solo), Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow (2011)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

MFA International Show 2012 continues until 22nd September



WED - SUN 12-7 PM

10997 BERLIN


Federico Del Vecchio
Suzanne Dery
Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Aideen Doran
Richard Frater
Tom Godfrey
Nils Guadagnin
Dunja Herzog
Hyojun Hyun
Chun Soo Kim
G. Kung
Douglas Laing
Claire Moore
Alexander Oleksyn
Erik Osberg
Josée Ouellette
Blake Peterson
Benjamin Rankin
Brent Ridge
Scott Rogers
Sarah Rose
Geneva Sills
Kyle Channing Smith
Justin Stephens
Minka Stoyanova
Urara Tsuchiya
Zoe Williams
James Winnett

Owen Piper

MFA graduate Owen Piper has two exhibitions in Glasgow. The first is UHU at Hair Gallery (The Old Hairdressers, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow) and features a series of collaborations with artists including Cheryl Donegan, Fiona Jardine, Alan Michael, Beagles & Ramsay, David Shrigley, Clara Ursitti and many more.

The second exhibition is The quid...............

Preview 14.09.2012 - 7-9pm
15.09.2012 – 20.10.2012 | weds-sat 12-6pm
at SWG3 Gallery - 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG

“All about everything... and a little bit more” was the slogan of The Quid, an encyclopedia published annually from 1963. At the time it was the most popular encyclopedic reference work in France. From the price of a kilogramme of potatoes in the north of Hungary to sports results and from cocktail recipes to cha-cha techniques, almost everything was in it. Usually sitting beside the Guiness Book of World Records in most middle class homes; it was updated every year until its extinction in 2007 due to the success of the Internet. From this date, facts have been archived online and the infinite capacity of the computer has replaced the parchment paper of this book in which you couldn’t find anything but had to remember everything.

Archiving ideas is certainly one of the most interesting characteristics of Owen Piper’s work. Producing three paintings a day on average, Piper is inspired by everything from international politics to footballers boots and from animals habits to fancy cars. This compulsive collection of eclectic references results into a daily feed of images and abstract colourful compositions. With the strong ‘readymade’ aspect of his practice, Owen produces a contemporary commentary through objects, which sit between the Almanac and the Encyclopedia. Far from being lyrical, Owen’s work has a firm grip on reality and daily news, crafted with a straightforward and a slightly irreverent approach..

By its unique volume, Piper’s production moves closer to that of a sculptor rather than a painter. Like most artists, Owen has this tendency to accumulate things; all kinds of things... mostly banal, in order to use them one day as painting matter. Owen has selected four very common materials to assemble into display units for the paintings to be exhibited in SWG3 Gallery, mirroring his studio environement. The Quid takes a different look at Owen Piper’s practice, contextualising 365 paintings in an ambitious sculptural diary for the first time.

Curated by Camille Le Houezec & Jocelyn Villemont

PREVIEWFriday 14.09.2012 - 7-9pm
After Party: 9pm-2am

Wednesday 03.10.12 at 7pmThe Digital Club presents a talk by Owen Piper
at The Poetry Club (SWG3), 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow


Exhibition opens: 15.09.2012 – 20.10.2012
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm

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