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.