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This is the fourth instalment of the SNGMA’s NOW programme and it highlights the playful, absorbing ignment of Monster Chetwynd (b.1973), Henry Coombs (b. 1977), Moyna Flannigan (b. 1963), Betye Saar (b.1926) and Wael Shawky (b.1971).
The ignment of the bristles artists varies in medium, appearance and approach, but is affiliated by a aggregate admiration to claiming aggregation and allure audiences to ane abnormally about the apple about them.
At the affection of the exhibition, a above ysis of ignment by Turner Prize appointee Monster Chetwynd defies expectations about the means in which art is presented and accomplished in arcade es.
Chetwynd, a British artist, based in Glasgow, is best accustomed for her re-workings of iconic moments from cultural history in ad-lib performances that affection handmade apparel and props. The sources that access Chetwynd’s ignment run from Karl Marx and Charles Dickens, to Star Wars and the Addams Family to puppet-based plays riffing on Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Chetwynd – aforetime accustomed as Spartacus Chetwynd and afore that Marvin Gaye Chetwynd – is acclaimed for her exuberant, improvised performances, which augment into her added work, all-emcing sculpture, painting, accession and film.
For NOW Chetwynd has produced new paintings and distinctively commissioned wallpaper, both utilizing adumtion fatigued from the Civic Galleries of Scotland (NGS) collection, which will be apparent alongside absolute ignment apparent actuality for the aboriginal time in Scotland. Also on appearance will be works from her long-running alternation of Bat Opera paintings.
To accompaniment the presentation of backdrop and adumtion accompanying to her performances, the better allowance in the exhibition will be adherent to a affectation of films doenting some of her key performances.
Based in Glasgow, Henry Coombs makes ignment that is acutely anxious with hierarchy, both aural families and in added society. His ignment includes painting, collage, cartoon and sculpture, but he is best accustomed for his abbreviate films – appearance portraits for which he creates intricate sets that acquiesce him to yze actual themes.
TheBedfords (2009) is a absorption re-imagining of the accord amid acclaimed Victorian painter Edwin Landseer (1802–1873) and the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The blur will be apparent aural a distinctively conceived allowance lined with images from the adventure boards and basic paintings and drawings, aloft which the artisan has fabricated added additions.
Edinburgh-based Moyna Flannigan’s alternation of new collages and paintings, apparent actuality for the aboriginal time, marks a cogent alteration in her access to authoritative art. The series, called Tear, continues to advance the artist’s absorption in the history of art and painting, as able-bodied as the alternating ability of the figure. In Tear, Flannigan break bottomward anniversary work’s elements to accomplish a new adjustment out of the consecutive accoutrement – interrogating accustomed account about seriality, alliteration and beauty.
An iconic amount of the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, the African-American artisan Betye Saar creates circuitous aggregation sculptures that abode issues of race, anamnesis and mysticism.
NOW brings the aboriginal above presentation in Scotland of ignment by Saar, whose career has spanned about seven decades and whose ignment confronts the backbreaking systems that face African-American people, and decidedly African-American women, in the United States today.
In the 1987 installation Mojotech, created whilst on a address at the prestigious Machusetts Insute of Technology (MIT), Saar reveals her absorption in adherence and mysticism in the age of technology. Created application begin objects, Mojotechfeatures elements with allure characteristics, such as amulets and charms, in accession to printed ambit boards, cyberbanking accoutrement and added abstruse parts. Visitors will be arrive to leave offerings at Mojotech – a common and aculative action that relates to a atude in African art, in which ertive abstracts are absorbed with ability by the community, whilst others are advised absolutely decorative.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s epic blur trilogy The Cabaret Crusades explores notions of national, religious and aesthetic character and challenges western European narratives about the Crusades, by ytical them from an Arab perspective.
Drawing on the Lebanese-born French biographer Amin Maalouf’s book, The Crusades through Arab Eyes (1983), Shawky uses marionettes to achieve the era from Pope Urban II’s alarm to beat the Holy Land (1095) to the abatement of Constantinople (1453). Skillfully juxtaposing the actual anecdotal with the baby apple of puppetry – calmness with naivety, abhorrence with humour, abhorrence with ball – these films focus on contest acute to the development of an Arab ideny.
NOW is the Scottish Civic Arcade of Modern Art’s activating three-year alternation of at art exhibitions.
Previous exhibitions accept included above presentations by Jenny Saville (b.1970), Susan Philipsz (b. 1965) and Nathan Coley (b.1967). NOW shines a ablaze on the amazing affection and ambit of ignment actuality fabricated by artists alive in Scotland today, from those at the alpha of their career to accustomed talents with an all-emcing standing.
NOW also appearance the ignment of artists from beyond the globe, agreement art created in Scotland in an all-emcing context, and demonstrating the acute barter amid aesthetic communities about the world.
Simon Groom, Director of Modern and At Art at the NGS, said: “NOW IV builds on the amazing success of the previous NOWshows, which accept apparent admirers numbers at the Arcade abound substantially. NOW IV offers a awful immersive exhibition that is playful, anarchic, thought-provng, and beautiful. The NOW shows action new means of seeing and ceretion for anybody ytical about the apple about them.