Thursday, 16 January 2014

Scott Rogers: Negative Miracle

Glasgow Sculpture Studios would like to invite you to join us for the preview of Negative Miracle the solo exhibition of newly commissioned work by Scott Rogers, The Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellow 2012-13.

Friday 24 January 2014, 6 – 8pm

Glasgow Sculpture Studios, GSS Gallery
The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road G4 9SS

Scott Rogers: Negative Miracle
25 January – 01 March 2014

Gallery open 11am - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday or by appointment


Born out of his one year Graduate Fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from November 2012 until November 2013. Negative Miracle is Rogers' first major solo exhibition since graduating from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in June 2012 and his first solo presentation in Scotland.

Consisting of new works in video, sound, sculpture, and drawing, Scott Rogers’ exhibition continues his interest in the tensions between ideals and their actualization. In Negative Miracle Rogers conceives this relationship as a site of decay. Rogers’ sculptural work for the exhibition involves numerous experiments with surface and artifice. Many of the objects display a patina, the marks and indexes of deterioration serving as an ambiguous cipher that mixes real labour with its representation.

The exhibition will conclude with a new performance and the launch of a publication, both by the artist. Titled Goosebumps the publication includes a newly commissioned fictional text by science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell.

Scott Rogers is a Canadian artist based in Glasgow. He graduated from the MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012 which included an academic exchange at the St├Ądelschule in Frankfurt. Selected solo exhibitions include Oasen (collaboration with Sarah Rose), Artspace, Auckland, NZ (2013), Occasional Fix (collaboration with Sarah Rose), Dog Park, Christchurch, NZ (2013), Meanders Into Nonesuch Place ONO Gallery, Oslo, Wireframe American University, Beirut (2011), Area Studies PM Galerie, Berlin, Wireframe Khyber ICA, Halifax, CA. Selected group exhibitions include Uncommon Ground University of Moncton Art Gallery (2012), Field Trip Project multiple venues throughout Japan (2012 – 2013) and Light Structures, Falsefront, Portland, US, 2012.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a membership organisation that receives revenue funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.

The Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Gordon Foundation and David Dale Gallery.

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