Adam Shield (b.1988, Newcastle, UK) has the uncanny ability with in his painting practice to scale up a mark from an inch-square to a five-meter square painting, whilst keeping the same gestural mark. This could almost be a metaphor for his whole practice, through paintings, publications and sculpture, Shield manages to blend a personal and social commentary with an aesthetic that is disarming, yet at the same time cheekily knowing. Think Beryl Cook on acid, and Northern.
Richie Moment, India Mackie, Adam Shield, Gabriella Boyd, Jack Burton, Anikó Kuikka, Martin Groß, Jessy Jetpacks, Jonathan Kelly, Sam Austen, Fani Parali, Sebastian Jefford and more
Are you sick of going to site-specific exhibitions where the artists have literally responded to the windows?
Or seeing a group show and it’s just work you’ve already seen online politely scattered around a white space?
This is not CHUMMING. Located at The Pipe Factory, a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region, the exhibition is interested in the culture the space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement. Accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers.
Supported by Glasgow International.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm