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"Past Standing: New Work by Artists from Scotland and Beyond"
2003-07-11 until 2003-08-23
UK United Kingdom
Past Standing is an exhibition of new and recent work by upcoming artists from Scotland and beyond, selected following The Changing Room's call for submissions earlier this year. Submissions were invited around the theme of souvenirs and mementoes, and the gallery received over 200 submissions from artists all over the world. The final selection showcases a diverse and upbeat response to the theme, reflecting a variety of contemporary practice, taking in painting, sculpture, animation, video, installation, performance and a web-based piece.
Artists include: Tobias Anderson (Stockholm); Julianna Capes (Edinburgh); Lucy Gibson (Leeds); Jenny Hogarth (Edinburgh); Magnus Lawrie (Glasgow); Cecilia Lundqvist (Stockholm); Andrew MacKenzie (Edinburgh); Ellen Munro (Edinburgh); Kevin Reid (Dundee); Mitch Robertson (Toronto); Jane Topping (Glasgow); Hugh Watt (Glasgow); Martin Wöhrl (Munich/Glasgow)
From the kitsch nostalgia of Julianna Capes' reproduction of the perfect sunset in post it notes to the subtle ambiguities of Andrew Mackenzie's oil paintings exploring personal responses to the spaces between urban and rural landscape, the show hosts a wide variety of interpretation. Other work in the exhibition includes Kevin Reid's bravado-fuelled, lycra-masked alter ego Harry Butler, a stunt man extraordinaire and hero for the modern day, who will make an appearance on his customised BMX and transport us back to a time when Mr T reigned supreme. Jenny Hogarth offers us a candy coloured keepsake of one of the most enduring images of women in the history of sculpture by casting a miniature Venus de Milo in gelatine; and Cecilia Lundqvist's 2D computer animation deals with the resurfacing of unforgettable personal memories.
Exhibition supported by the Scottish Arts Council and Stirling Council.
J. Tobias ANDERSON
My Name is Grant
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