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
New site-specific works responding to a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region. CHUMMING is interested in the culture a space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement, both in and out of the gallery.
The exhibition sparks a relationship between the artists, audience and place, while accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers, informed by open source action and exchange.
Supported by Glasgow International and the Royal Academy of Art.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm