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Showing posts from March, 2016

'Grey Gardens' at Dundee Contemporary Arts!

I've found myself in Dundee quite a bit this past month for various shows and most recently to check out Fiona McCubbin & Amy Louise Jones collaborative exhibition 'Bonefold'. Sadly my failure to check out the opening times combined with a strict bus schedule meant I totally missed their show which was a bummer. However with the time I had I managed a quick visit to the DCA to take in the Grey Gardens exhibition.

"The exhibition traces a line from Scottish modernist buildings by Morris and Steedman and Peter Womersley to the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and the fantastical Mexican concrete garden Las Pozas, created by Edward James. Scottish town art also features, from Brian Miller’s work in Cumbernauld to David Harding’s creations for Glenrothes. These unique environments will be revealed through photography and video from Guido Guidi, Colin McLean, Amanda Holmes and Avery Danziger."

Grey Gardens takes a close look at some stunning buildings a…

'Walking Towards The Mountain' by Laura McGlinchey at Grays School of Art!

'Walking Towards The Mountain' is the culmination of a year spent in the studio by Graduate in Residence at Grays, Laura McGlinchey. I say a year but its probably closer to two months for all the actual free time she's had. In between making enough to pay the rent, eating and sleeping it doesn't really leave a lot of time for making new art. But somehow Laura managed to fight through and has completed a rather stunning body of work. 

Continuing where her degree show left off (spy her work here and here) the new works expand upon her process intensive method for producing these vast 3 dimensional slabs which somehow rest on the wall without bringing it down. It wasn't til I spent an evening fiming with Laura as she prepared for the show that I really started to understand the pieces, how they come to be and what goes into making them. Hours spent ripping up cardboard into strips, constructing frames, layering up and adding colour not to mention leaving paint to dry o…