'HALLelujah! 3', Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th April 2014, part of Open House Arts Festival, http://glasgowopenhouse.wordpress.com
A group exhibition curated by Janie Nicoll, using site specific collage within a domestic setting as a starting point, featuring the work of Douglas Morland, Krisdy Shindler, Mandy McIntosh, Elizabeth Rowe, Jim Colquhoun, Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir (Rafla) and Janie Nicoll. Each artist exhibited works, created a wall piece or installation within the hallway of a tenement flat in Woodlands. The artists loosely share sensibilities that include an interest in musical references, a spontaneous and reactive approach to situation and a punk aesthetic in execution. Each artist was able to react to the limitations or freedoms of the space within the domestic situation and to the interaction with other artists within that setting.
Information about the Artists
Douglas Morland is a Glasgow-based visual artist and musician who has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. He released a solo EP as Older Lover on the Optimo Music label and has played in a variety of bands over the last decade.
The objects, images, writings and performances that Morland creates often involve repetition, corruption and distortion while acknowledging the ghosts of memory and loss. Recent work stems from a preoccupation with the lexicon and imagery of the worlds of stage and broadcasting and re-imagines the early radio or TV studio as a kind of ‘séance room’.
Krisdy Shindler is a Vancouver based artist. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from The Glasgow School of Art in 2006 and her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2001. Shindler’s work aims to addresses the traditional archetypes and rhetorics of Painting through the use of alternative modes of production and viewership. In an effort to expand the scope of painting, her practice incorporates many forms of art making- such as stop motion animation, light-box paintings, collage, and installation.
Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Canary Islands, Israel, New York, and across the UK. Recent exhibitions include ‘When a Painting Moves, Something Must be Rotten’ at The Stenersenmuseet in Oslo, ‘The Rhetorics of Patriotism’ at The Cobra Museum in Amsterdam & MOCCA in Toronto, and ‘Cut & Paste’ at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.
Mandy McIntosh is an artist based in Glasgow, she has a degree in knitting and worked as a knitwear designer at KENZO in Paris from 1989-1991.She has exhibited widely including Arnolfini, Bristol and has undertaken commissions for the Travelling Gallery; Alt.W and a Dark Sky Commission in Galloway Forest with sound artist Kaffe Matthews.Two of McIntosh's films, ‘The Animal Riot’ and ‘Oompie ka Doompie’ are featured in an online exhibition at Animate Projects. The Animal Riot premiered at The Whitechapel Gallery in London, as part of NEWWORKUK curated by LUX. It also screened at The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and in Tokyo as part of Hors Piste. For her most recent commission she has been has been invited by ANIMATE to create a new animated film for Channel Four Random Acts.
Elizabeth Rowe (b. 1974, Leicester, UK) lives and works in Birmingham. Recent solo exhibitions include, 'A mountain & a house', Bloc billboards, Sheffield, (2011), ‘If Distance Was An Object Between Us” Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL, (2009) and ‘Tiny Details Grotesque Proportions’, The New Art Gallery Walsall, (2008). Selected group exhibitions include, 'Rotate', Contemporary Art Society Offices, London (2012), ‘Memory of a Hope’, Ceri Hand Gallery Liverpool, (2011) and ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’, London then touring (2010). During 2013 she was artist in residence at Dudmaston Hall, a National Trust Property in Shropshire. Recently she has been awarded a Feeney Fellowship to produce work for exhibition in Lyon, France during 2014. She is also studio director at Grand Union project space & studios, Birmingham.
“My work encompasses the written word, performance, drawing, sound, photography and sculpture often in combination and I am interested in structuring it around linguistic, verbal and visual play. Using, amongst other techniques, the jump-cut, found text, cut-ups, intertextuality, plagiarism and a variety of genre extrapolations* I want to explore the limits of both writing and art. I am interested in how we habitually use space, both in an urban and in a rural context. This nominally ’psychogeographical’ approach manifests itself in site-specific texts, performances, sculpture and also in field trips to places of interest.“
Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir (Rafla)
Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, spent parts of her childhood in Denmark and has since 1998 lived and worked in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2001 (BA Hons) and 2007 (MFA). She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including recent solo shows in Queens Park Railway Club (Glasgow) Infernoesque Project Space (Berlin), The Briggait (Glasgow), Glasgow Project Room, Overgaden-Institute for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen) and Galleri Box (Gothenburg) and group shows in Reykjavík Art Museum-Ásmundarsafn, Artnews Projects (Berlin), Intermedia/Glasgow, Galerie LHK (Paris) and the Glue Factory/ Glasgow International 2010. Alongside her artistic practice she currently works as DJ, and as a freelance graphic designer mainly in the music business.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: www.apophenia-rafla.blogspot.com