Burton’s practice manages to straddle a creative ravine. On one side a slick un-apologetic take on contemporary stock photography, employing an ultra marketable aesthetic to showcase an idea in a single image, framed and hung, just the way a great photo should be. On the other side, a didactic mass of collages on aluminum sheet, taking its power from an obscure punk attitude, the collages grab at their surroundings, assimilating every medium in a given radius. What lies in the centre of the ravine? Jack Burton on a sunbed, sipping a negroni, not giving a fuck, that’s what.
Richie Moment, India Mackie, Adam Shield, Gabriella Boyd, Jack Burton, Anikó Kuikka, Martin Groß, Jessy Jetpacks, Jonathan Kelly, Sam Austen, Fani Parali, Sebastian Jefford and more
Are you sick of going to site-specific exhibitions where the artists have literally responded to the windows?
Or seeing a group show and it’s just work you’ve already seen online politely scattered around a white space?
This is not CHUMMING. Located at The Pipe Factory, a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region, the exhibition is interested in the culture the space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement. Accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers.
Supported by Glasgow International.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm