Suds McKenna is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. His practice is rooted in the address of drawing as a performative process. Often focused on portrayals of civic life, his work depicts individual and social bodies as subjects of comic narrative, using humour to examine ideas around queerness, wellbeing and identity (both personal and communal). Through drawing and sculpture McKenna performs disparate aesthetic traditions - from cartoon media to modernism - calling upon ubiquitous modes of representation as descriptors for commonality, while employing referentiality as a gesture of queer experience.
Solo exhibitions include: Lucky Black Bog Cat, CCA (tbc); Total Enlightenment, Good Press, Glasgow (2018).
Group exhibitions include: Platform: 2019, Edinburgh Art Festival, The Fire Station, Edinburgh (2019); Get Lucky, Sound of the Summer, 49 West Princes Street, Glasgow (2019); KNOCK KNOCK: Humour in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London (2018). Website: www.sudsmckenna.com Instagram: @suds_mckenna