Jack Cheetham’s recent work has aimed to explore why people attach importance to specific places and things, through paraphernalia associated with certain lifestyles and re-contextualization of particular moments. Cheetham’s research unfolds through the playfulness of seductive and/or disenchanting aspects of stylistic movements, materials, processes, techniques and the ever-growing circle of things in contemporary society.
Through a version of recycling, ornamenting and editing processes, his personal questioning is rooted in concerns focused around masculinity, labour, tradition, storytelling, identity, education, humour, and fantasy in this highly consumerist time.
Often the outcomes of his practice are purposefully eclectic, and disjointed from previous outcomes, mimicking the complex experiences and objects we encounter in the day-to-day.
Solo shows include: Chris, Horatio Jr, London, England (2014).
Group exhibitions include: Bradley xx, Crownpoint Gallery/Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); Lair, VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); I-Drogum, Akurey Art Museum, Akurey, Iceland (2016); Treat Yo Self, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, England (2015); Prehistoric Loom, Yada Shimin Gallery, Nagoya Japan (2015); Dear Green, ZK/U, Berlin, Germany (2014); How Many Shades Would an Artist Pack for Holidays? Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, Cyprus (2013).
David Sherry, Clara Ursitti, Erica Eyres, Jack Cheetham, and Beagles & Ramsay
Five Glasgow-based artists have made new works installed in a small number of independent shops across the city, in response to the specific character of each location.
Ranging from small sculptures to fake products, videos, prints, printed fabrics, publications and scents, they will be integrated into the normal fixtures, displays and stock so subtly as to be almost invisible in some instances. The project is a celebration of the particularities and eccentricities of the host shops, each of which embody something of the character of Glasgow as a whole.
Supported by Glasgow International, Bill’s Tool Store, Fabric Bazaar, Garnethill Stores, Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop and Trongate News.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 9.30am-5pm