Almost There

Jack Bishop

March 17th – 1st of April

Almost There combines a series of sculptural installations that document the shifting environment encountered within the home, pivoting around the underlying tensions felt within these transformative spaces. Components of the work are made from raw building material such as wood, insulation and foam which have been altered to take on new connotations which question the structural integrity of the physical and mental walls that surround us.
Some works respond to the voyeuristic gaze of an empty house, an ever-present feeling of being watched. Inanimate objects have embodied social pressures and represent the often critical self-judgement encountered while alone. They stand as a reactive process assembled from contrasting materials in response to this transient environment of comfort and discomfort. This feeling of uncertainty has been investigated through its different manifestations and coping methods which have led to works masquerading as sublime beings of like-ability, playing on insecurities and the facades used to conceal them.

Jack Bishop is an artist living and working in Glasgow.

Where What Who

Dorine Aguerre

March 17th – 1st of April

This site specific video installation by the Glasgow based artist Dorine Aguerre is composed of two videos, Do Not Cross and For The Record, and the installation, In the Infinitely Small. Aguerre will explore the idea of a mise en scene, focusing on its construction and its backstage, where the viewer’s gaze is invited to take the role of a camera, framing the constructed decor. Inspired by the detective TV genre this work exaggerates the different steps of an investigation; questioning the narrative construction, the way the investigation storytelling is staged in a popular TV series and its theatrical codes.

Dorine Aguerre is an artist from the Basque Country living and working in Glasgow.

How Curious! How real!

Sabe Lewellyn

March 17th – 1st of April

For his first solo exhibition in Glasgow, American conceptual artist Sabe Lewellyn presents a new body of work that considers the psychology of the body and questions the possibilities and limitations of figuration. Lewellyn’s complex yet playful practice is characterised by allusion, where focal points are teasingly hidden and meaning is subtly implied. The exhibition plays with visual imaginaries, exploring human desire and the promise of utopia through simplicity and poetic.
Stimulated by existential queries and investigations into what-ifs, each one of his artworks acts as a vessel to tell a new story, collectively fitting into an overarching narrative where fictions and realities collide. Bells, envelopes of wildflower seed for bumblebee habitat, perfume disposer, in constant motion combine to reflect the artist’s interest in the dialectics of self-awareness and the barriers to understanding.