Glasgow International 2020

France-Lise McGurn

France-Lise McGurn (b. 1983, Glasgow) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

France-Lise McGurn works predominantly with drawing and painting. Her painting installations often bring together studio-made works and work made directly onto the wall, floor or other available surfaces. Paintings and drawings are developed from a large collected archive of digital imagery, collected ephemera and moving image.

Solo Shows include, ‘Rabbit’, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK, 2017; ‘Archaos’, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK 2017; ‘Mondo Throb’ Bosse and Baum, London, UK, 2016.

Group exhibitions include, ‘X A Fantasy’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (2017); ‘Le Nouveau Voyeurisime’, Hotel Contemporary, Milan, IT (2017); ‘Sexting’, Group Exhibition, Kate Werble Gallery, NY, USA (2016); ‘The Old Things’, Group Exhibition, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, France (2016); ‘Home Salon’, Group exhibition, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, UK (2016); ‘NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH!’, Group show co-presented with Lucy Stein, Evelyn Yard, London, UK (2016).

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
Sat, 9am-5pm
Sun, 11am-5pm

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