Glasgow International 2020

Erica Eyres

Erica Eyres (b. 1980 in Winnipeg, Canada) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Through videos, drawings and sculptures, Eyres’ work explores narrative fallacies that complicate the viewer’s understanding of the author’s subjective truth, and problematises the notion of the autobiographical.

Frequently borrowing from the aesthetics of low-budget television, her videos centre around narratives based on her own family or people she has known, and are re-told by exploiting elements of storytelling to create works of fiction that allude to the personal.

Eyres’ sculptures feature ceramic wigs, balloons and gloves that are rendered flat, as though cast aside. Despite their obvious reference to costumes and disguise, the wigs and gloves become un-wearable in their concrete copies. These clay versions suggest a kind of relief sculpture that is figurative, yet deflated and absent of human form.

Solo shows include: Inflatable Head, site-specific installation for PlugIn ICA “Stages”, Winnipeg, Canada (2017); The Vegetable Store (with Garnet McCulloch), Fireworks Studio, Glasgow International, Glasgow UK (2016); Holidays in the Future, Lisa Kehler Art & Projects, Winnipeg, Canada (2015); Biography Channel, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2014).

Group shows include: Triumph of Zero, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow UK (2017); Tragedy + Time, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Canada (2014); You Blink at the Plughole, Mexico Gallery, Leeds UK (2013).

For more information visit ericaeyres.com.

Charlotte Arnhold, Erica Eyres, Urara Tsuchiya and Ellis Luxemburg

Girlz Club

Exhibition
Performance

Girlz Club is a an aggressively feminine environment, created in 2015 in Hamburg by artist and musician Charlotte Arnhold. The gallery space will function as a utopian realm and an alternative reality where power lies within transformation, and where identities and aesthetics become fluid. For Glasgow International 2018, Arnhold has invited Erica Eyres, Urara Tsuchiya and Ellis Luxemburg to join her in producing an exhibition and series of events under the title Girlz Club 2018.

Supported by Canada House.

Fri 20 April – Sun 6 May
Mon – Fri, 11.30am-5.30pm
Sat – Sun, 12 noon-6pm

David Sherry, Clara Ursitti, Erica Eyres, Jack Cheetham, and Beagles & Ramsay

Good £uck

Exhibition

Five Glasgow-based artists have made new works installed in a small number of independent shops across the city, in response to the specific character of each location.

Ranging from small sculptures to fake products, videos, prints, printed fabrics, publications and scents, they will be integrated into the normal fixtures, displays and stock so subtly as to be almost invisible in some instances. The project is a celebration of the particularities and eccentricities of the host shops, each of which embody something of the character of Glasgow as a whole.

Supported by Glasgow International, Bill’s Tool Store, Fabric Bazaar, Garnethill Stores, Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop and Trongate News.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 9.30am-5pm
Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 11am-5pm

 

Erica Eyres, Carla Scott Fullerton, Levi Hanes, Conor Kelly, Garnet McCulloch, Dan Monks, Hirofumi Suda, and Kari Stewart

Glasshouse

Exhibition
Installation

This group show addresses Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens as a heterotopic space containing its own oppositions; interior and exterior, nature and culture, global and local.

It explores how these paradoxes relate to the interplay of local and global forces upon the communities and places of Glasgow. The artists bring their own experiences as international artists based in the city, to engage with the unique setting of The Botanic Gardens as a site for constructing and maintaining unexpected encounters close to home.

Supported by Canada House.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm

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