Andrew Kerr (b. 1977) lives and works in Glasgow.
There are piles of paintings on my studio floor. Mostly, the paintings are quite small, on paper and made with acrylic paint. They have an early-20th Century look: a mix of surrealism and decorative painting. They rest between abstraction and figuration; where they lie on that spectrum, if it is such a definite spectrum, is in doubt. I sift through these heaps, either to have another go at a painting or to find, more by accident, paintings that loosely correspond or suggestively clash. These incidental collages are simply cropped and glued together or painted anew.
Recent solo shows include: ‘Wyndham School of Dancing’, The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane Brick Space, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); ‘Away with Nora’, BQ, Berlin, Germany (2015); ‘The gallery is beside . . .(2015)’, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); ‘the Other Shop’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird’s Lane, Glasgow, Scotland (2014)
Recent Group shows include: 2016 ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland; ‘Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Andrew Kerr and Justin Stephens’, Woodwork Space, David dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 2014; ‘In NO time’, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); ‘I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart’, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, England (2015).
Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré Present FOUNDATION PAINTING SHOW
Jedrzej Cichosz, Olga Cerkasova, Adrian Falkner, Michael Fullerton, Paula Henrike Herrmann, Jan Kiefer, Andrew Kerr, Mathis Gasser, Raphael Linsi, Sophie Mackfall, France-Lise McGurn, Victoria Morton, Alys Owen, Max Ruf, Justin Stephens, Mandy Ure, Anna Diehl
Instead of being hung on a gallery wall, the paintings in this accessible and playful exhibition are placed on sofas in the window of the British Heart Foundation shop on Stockwell Street. Each day, Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré will arrange a new configuration of three or four pieces by a host of international artists.
Placed on the sofas, the paintings project a hard-won casualness, a contorted scene set and there they sit, hiding in plain sight, quietly championing the relevance of a little bit of irreverence.
Supported by Glasgow International. With thanks to The British Heart Foundation.
Thu 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm