LOUIS MICHEL EILSHEMIUS
Deskilling, kitsch, provisionality, abjection and the aesthetically ‘bad’ are all widely referenced in the discussion of contemporary art. The use of ‘outsider’ vernaculars is widespread. However, earlier explorers in such areas, working right across Modernism, are rarely considered.
Academically trained, Louis Michel Eilshemius (1864-1941) developed an eccentric and compelling naive style by 1910 that anticipated expressionism and surrealism but was distinctly his own. Discovered by Duchamp in 1917, he became a cult figure for the avant-garde.
This exhibition is curated by artists Carol Rhodes and Merlin James. For more information on discussions and events around this show please visit www.42carltonplace.com
Fri 8 April – Sun 25 April
Mon – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
Mon 26 April – Sun 15 May
42 Carlton Place
Glasgow, G5 9TW
0141 420 1079
Subway: St Enoch (7 minute walk)
Walk: From St Enoch exit south, walk down Dixon St to Clyde Street. Cross over and turn left. Cross the river on the suspension bridge.
This venue is not wheelchair accessible, stairs to access.