Glasgow International 2020

Sophie Mackfall

Sophie Mackfall is a visual artist who makes paintings.

The paintings are often influenced by, and presented within her every day domestic or working environments. Surfaces and materials are treated as an active component in the work and have previously included glass, newsprint, paper, canvas, wicker, and string.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘We Eat and Drink and Sit by Fires’, NEW STUDIO, London, UK, (2015); ‘Eat Aknari Jam’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK, (2013); ‘A Torrent of Short Form Thinking’, Intermedia, Glasgow, UK, (2011); ‘What You See is Where You’re At: Young Scottish Painters’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK, (2010); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennale, (2016); ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, (2016); ‘What’s it going to be?’ Sid Motion Gallery, London, (2016); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, (2015), ‘e e e e o ee e i a a e e a , a ,’ Rhubaba, Edinburgh, (2015).

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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