Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Alex Frost at FTHo London


Alex Frost, book launch, BBQ and a performance by Giles Bailey
Friday 31 July, 6–9pm
Please join us for the launch of Property Guardian, an accompanying publication for the exhibition, featuring texts by Josephine Berry and Claire Louise Staunton. We will celebrate its launch, as well as Alex Frost's time with FTHo, with an evening of summer drinks and BBQ in the FTHo garden and a specially commissioned performance by Giles Bailey.
Property Guardian is an exhibition of new mixed media sculptures and drawings that use and manipulate motifs relating to the home and domesticity, from Alex Frost’s residency at Flat Time House. A reflexive exercise, these works have been made whilst living and working in a home, gallery and archive. They have developed out of an investigation into the role of artists within a community, and the way in which the living conditions of artists have been politicised through the current culture of property speculation, and property guardianship programmes in particular. Alex’s work is made not with any critical distance but rather from a conflicted and implicated position.
Alex Frost graduated from the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art and was the 2014 Phynance Resident, supported by the Estate of Barry Flanagan.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Finding the right way

Anthony demonstrates his map reading skills...

Anthony Schrag walks to the Venice Biennale from Scotland

Anthony Schrag (MFA 2005) is currently several weeks into his pilgrimage to Venice but still has a great distance yet to walk. Read about his pilgrimage here

Friday, 10 July 2015

Marysia Gacek: pleasant setting

Marysia Gacek: pleasant setting

Opening 5 - 8pm Saturday 11 July 2015

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

Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work, pleasant setting, by Marysia Gacek, developed throughout her one year Graduate Fellowship at GSS from November 2014 until November 2015.

Marysia Gacek’s work is known for its suggestive personal symbolism, using memory and arcane cultural referents that assert the transcendent possibilities of the banal. Gacek works in a variety of materials ranging from painting, clay, to textiles and video. By starting with a place, an image, a specific memory, or an object, she creates structures and narratives with loose connections using personal symbolism and different modes of representation.

A small publication will accompany the exhibition including a commissioned text by writer and curator Melissa Canbaz.

Exhibitions runs until 5 September 2015
Gallery open 11am - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday, or by appointment.
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a membership organisation that receives revenue funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.
The 2014 Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl.