Glasgow International 2020

George Ridgway

George Ridgway (b. 1992, Salisbury, UK) lives and works between Glasgow, Scotland and Shaftesbury, England. Utilising ecological sensibilities and their base components as poetic metaphor, Ridgway’s works stand as enigmatic tools. By questioning anthropocentric structures of understanding and intuition he creates systems of meaning that communicate alternative forms of orientation, interconnectedness and intimacy. Through painting, the 3-dimensional object, sound and performance, Ridgway ultimately aims to present the vulnerable crises of something emerging into ‘visibility’. As a result, works induce flux, and imbue sympathy for accommodating alteration, and joyful improvisations.

Solo exhibitions include: ThreeWorks Gallery, Weymouth, UK (2017); Vakne Storhaug, Alvik Bandstand, Alvik, Norway (2015).

Selected group exhibitions include: WITH KIN, Manor Farm, Melbury Abbas, UK (2017); Fort Bravo, Caledonia Road Church, Glasgow, UK (2017); New Scottish Artists, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (2017); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London, UK (2016/2017); MONO, UR3GL, Madrid, Spain (2016); Residual, GENERATOR Projects, Dundee, UK (2016);

Bryony Rose, Frank Polatch, George Ridgway, Jessie Whiteley, Lewis Prosser, Lilian Ptáček, Lizzie Watts, and Megan Jones

Say What I Am Called


Say What I Am Called takes inspiration from the riddling culture of the Middle Ages to re-engage our delight in paradox, inversion and the unexpected.

At a time when boundaries are either being created or reinforced it seems more relevant than ever to parody and subvert systems of control. Come and navigate an interactive sculpture garden dominated by large obstacles and carefully crafted moments of intimacy: oil paintings encased within aluminium structures; screen-printed banners adorning the walls, ceramic mementos amidst the debris and digital avatars will guide you on your journey.

Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces, by Glasgow City Council through the Visual Artist & Craft Makers Award and The Eaton Fund.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon & Tue, 12 noon – 6pm
Wed & Thu, 4pm – 7pm
Fri – Sun, 12 noon – 6pm

Partially accessible

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