White Teeth in the Planetarium
James McLardy, The Royal Standard Liverpool
13 - 28 April 2013
Screenprint designed and printed for the exhibition
Private view 12/04/13 6-9pm
Artist's talk 13/04/13 12.30-2pm
Friday and Saturday 12-5pm or by appointment
Drawing influence from either side of the Modernist movement, 'White Teeth in the Planetarium' presents a series of dystopian sculptures made from pigmented wax, fiberglass, clear acrylic, paint and plastic laminate. Monumental forms and fragmented arrangements are dressed up in fake-façades, forging unstable material relationships. Ziggurats, ellipses and fluting dissect more purposeful lines. Art Deco meets Brutalism – Liverpool's Queensway and Kingsway ventilation buildings in conversation.
A large folded screen divides the gallery, its thick waxy surface embossed with an Art Deco motif resembling a grandiose doorway or portal. Behind this sits a black shiny megalithic slab with a deep bowl containing a puddle of liquid. Upon this a fleshy lump of wax is sandwiched between the two sides of a clear acrylic shell form. Symbolism is embraced and abstracted here as with other works throughout the show.
Whether through detailed, opulently finished or more immediate processes, McLardy's sculptures represent an artist intent on questioning notions of aesthetical and materialist authenticity through quizzical and sometimes comic means.
The exhibition also features a commissioned text by Ruth Barker.
The Royal Standard
Unit 3, Vauxhall Business Centre
131 Vauxhall Road
Liverpool, L3 6BN
The Cockeyed Turkey and a Paper Pudding
05 December 2012– 05 January 2013
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
The Cockeyed Turkey team comes together in the spirit of Christmas to create a contemporary art and design pop up shop (of sorts) full of festive cheer and must-haves that will be gone quicker than you can pull a Christmas cracker. Don't expect a run of the mill Christmas store; this is no turkey. We have plenty of stuffing to feast your eyes on.
The Cockeyed Turkey team will be exhibiting a wide range of artists and designers who'll each be contributing work to our brightly coloured art canned food drive. We will also be showing a selection of works by the some twenty-seven artists and designers who have each contributed a page to the Cockeyed Turkey Jumbo Activity Book – a combination of colouring in, cut-out, dot-to-dot and other pieces suitable for all ages.
So, prepare for a seasonal selection box of colouring books, posters and furniture ready to take pride of place under your tree. With a portion of the proceeds going to MediCinema at Yorkhill Children's Hospital, you'll leave with your spirits and stockings filled high with a fantasia of good cheer, home-ware, print and all things Riso.
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm
21 Revolutions : Two Decades of Changing Minds at Glasgow Women's Library
Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow
Glasgow Women's Library is a phenomenon: the sole resource of its kind in Scotland. We are celebrating our 21st birthday by commissioning 21 women artists to make new work inspired by GWL's library, archive and museum artefacts. Artists have created work that draws on sources including campaign badges, knitting patterns, suffragette ephemera, album covers, feminist newsletters and lesbian dime novels.
silent auction 2012
Fundraising exhibition for the duchy's forthcoming programme and 2013 projects
Friday 28 September 6-9pm
Pio Abad, Rachel Adams, Laura Aldridge, Amelia Bywater, Aimee Campbell, Neil Clements, Lauren Currie, Nick Evans, Lauren Gault, Lotte Gertz, Iain Hetherington, Lynn Hynd, Zara Idelson, Jake Kerray, Andrew Kerr, Niall Macdonald, Sophie Mackfall, Lila de Magalhaes, Helen de Main, Jack McConville, Emma McKay, James McLardy, Christian Newby, Nicolas Party, Alex Pollard, Alan Stanners, Tom Varley, Michael White, Little Whitehead, Gregor Wright, Laura Yuile and George Ziffo.
Screenprint, 29.7cm x 21cm
Art Lending Library
Art Lending Library was an ambitious new commission by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich which took the form of an experimental library and public procession. Conceived and curated by Market Gallery it provides the unique opportunity for the people of Glasgow to borrow works of art and enjoy them within their homes, work places and community centres.
It brings together for the first time over 60 works by a diverse range of artists working across the broad spectrum of formats available within contemporary visual arts practice. The project has been made possible through the generosity of participating artists in gifting their works to the people of Glasgow for the duration of the festival.
Housed appropriately within the 100 year old Mitchell Library, one of the largest lending libraries in Europe, the Art Lending Library follows the model of a public lending library which members of the public can join free of charge.
The project stands to in resistance to the tide of narrowing access to the arts and education by creating an egalitarian space where art can be borrowed and enjoyed by all sectors of society.
Screenprint and vinyl, 40cm x 55cm
Artists include Penkiln Burn, Graham Fagan, Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan, Mark Vernon, Ellie Harrison, Katie Cuddon, Henna Rikka Halonen, Oliver Braid, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Mark McGowan, Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, James McLardy, Stephen Hurrel, Alec Finlay, Laura Eldret, Calum Stirling, Andrew Burton, Laura Aldridge, David Sherry, Chris Biddlecombe, Stuart Murray, David Faithfull, Yu-Chen Wang, Jonathan Owen, Nick Fox, Andros Semieko, Kate V Robertson, Peter Evans, Beagles and Ramsay, Jemima Brown, Ally Wallace, Dean Hughes, Fernando Arias, Salome Oggenfuss, Roos Dijkhuizen, Kevin Hunt, Clara Ursitti, Tessa Lynch, Helen de Main, Sandy Grant, Jasmina Cibic, Pilvi Takala, Razan Akermay, Rachel Maclean, Pester & Rossi, James Stephen Wright, Romany Dear, Jacqueline Donachie and Roddy Buchanan, Tim Savage, Ciara Phillips, Catrin Jeans, Chris Mackenzie, Ross Frew, Ewan Manson, Rachel Barron, Sarah Laing, John Vella, Tom Nolan, Kate Murphy, Deborah Kelly, Michael Needham, Ashley McCormick.
Join the opening ceremony, a public procession of the Art Lending Library through the streets of Glasgow from George Square to the Mitchell Library. Join artists, librarians and members of the public in launching this revolutionary project. Prize for the best librarain outfit at the parade.
PDA Curtain Showroom
23 - 25 March, 11.00 - 17.00
3rd Floor, 84 Miller Street, Glasgow
The Telfer Gallery opens its doors with a conceptual closing down - bringing you up close and personal with the best in elegance, selection, affordability and creativity, while stock lasts. For three days only, we invite you to indulge yourself in the exquisite offerings of the Telfer gallery, and secure your place on the international art map. Be seen, and enter the discourse! That's right – taking the idea of the 'final curtain' as a point of regeneration and new beginnings, artists Laura Yuile and Orsolya Bajusz are giving the Telfer gallery (an exciting hotbed of cultural activity and small trade – conveniently located on Miller Street, at the bustling heart of Glasgow's city centre) a discursive dust down and the chance for a fresh start!
Featuring newly commissioned works by 21 artists, the exhibition's transformatory intentions are met with the features of instability, uncertainty and loss of control so familiar to artists working in today's harsh reality. From bold patterns to sensational sheers, we offer a range of modern, contemporary and traditional-inspired pieces, sure to transform and enhance even the bleakest of situations. Showcasing the latest styles, colours and textures, the artists seek to explore the boundaries between public and private space, engaging the viewer in a conversation about freedom, value and décor. Shut out the blinding light of day and take refuge in our fine display of contemporary art, as our experienced consultants help your home enter the discourse with style. As a local company, service is our speciality!
Artist's for Athens Pride IV
Saturday 17 March, 18.00 - 22.00
The Breeder, 45 Iasonos St, Metaxourgeio, Athens
OUT OF RUBBLE
OUT OF RUBBLE reacts to the wake of war — its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow — physically, psychologically, culturally and spiritually. OUT OF RUBBLE presents works by international artists and architects who consider the causes and consequences of rubble, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.
Facing the failure and wreckage of war, the poet Wislawa Szymborska wrote: "Reality demands that we mention this: Life goes on." Artists meet this demand through responses that are invariably somber, tender and unflinching. They mourn the havoc we wreak and, however imperfectly and inadequately, atone the atrocities we commit. Through images and narratives bound up in the crises of truth, they acknowledge yet strive toward the impossible task of comprehending the incomprehensible. Before and long after the rubble is cleared, they review, anticipate and sometimes lay ground for what needs to be rebuilt.
Lida Abdul, Adel Abidin, Diana Al-Hadid, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Wafaa Bilal, Xu Bing, Liu Bolin, Enrique Castrejon, Lenka Clayton, Helen de Main, Decolonizing Architecture, Jane Dixon, Christoph Draeger, Monica Haller, IDEA, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Jennifer Karady, Mary Kelly, Osman Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Barry Le Va, MadeIn Company, Curtis Mann, Samina Mansuri, Raquel Maulwurf, Julie Mehretu, Simon Norfolk, Cornelia Parker, Walid Ra'ad, Armita Raafat Chicago, Rocío Rodríguez, Thomas Ruff, Elin o'Hara Slavick, Susanne Slavick, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, Pamela Wilson - Ryckman, Tomoko Yoneda.
Edited by Susanne Slavick. Texts by Holly Edwards and Susanne Slavick.
Cover image: Lida Abdul, White House, 2005, ©Lida Abdul, Courtesy of Giorgio Persano, Turin