Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Mick Peter

Mick Peter (b. 1974 in Berlin, Germany) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Through his practice Peter transforms imagery from fiction, illustration and graphic design into playful installations, liberating images from the flat surface of the page to create witty and exuberant sculptures. Sketches and squiggles are transformed in scale and remade in substantial materials such as concrete, acrylic resin and polyurethane.

Recent solo shows include Cuts and Tears, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017); 110%, Workplace, Gateshead (2017); Tramway, Glasgow (2015); Drawing Room, London (2016); Popcorn Plaza, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Jupiter Artland (2014); and Almost Cut My Hair, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Tramway Hidden Gardens (2014).

Recent group shows include Natural Selection at Galerie 5, Angers, France (2016); Corps narratifs at the Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (2016); Puddle, pothole, portal at Sculpture Center, New York (2014); L’Echo at HAB Galerie – FRAC des Pays de la Loire (2014); Monument at FRAC Basse-Normandie (2014); British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013).

Mick Peter is represented by Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.

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Mick Peter

The Regenerators

Director's Programme

Mick Peter is an artist who makes playful work that investigates the symbols of power and authority using satirical and witty illustrations.

For this ambitious new work Peter, together with young people from across Greater Glasgow, have created an 80m long ‘billboard’ to cover the empty façade of a historic former gas-purifying shed in the East End of the city. The new hoarding depicts, in drawings reminiscent of a newspaper strip cartoon, crumbling buildings from different eras, including a medieval castle, tenement housing as well as modern flats in the process of being demolished. Peering through the windows of these buildings, visitors will see surprising and humorous scenes made by Peter and the young people, who have also mischievously imagined what public art might look like for the site. A solitary piece of ‘public sculpture’ will be wheeled out ceremoniously each day before being returned to its lockup behind the new drawn façade.

The project is intended to create a thought provoking double take on the hoardings that surround building sites whilst inviting us to consider Glasgow’s architectural history and the loaded nature of the transformation of its industrial built heritage.

Commissioned by Glasgow International.

Supported by EventScotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018, Clyde Gateway, Festival 2018, Matic Media & Glasgow School of Art’s Widening Participation Department.

Fri 20 May – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm
Thu, 10am-8pm

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