NEXT TOP MODEL

The concept  began as an idea for a 3D group show, perhaps a salon hang of sculptures.  The plinth top dimensions become a unifying device, the rest has been left up to the artists  proclivity for making objects. It could be seen as a brief survey of a few practicing contemporary artists with a connection to Glasgow or the greater Scotland.  A common thread running between them being that they are people whom we have met along the way so far. People who have encouraged us,  supported us, shown up from time to time or simply shown a similar mindset in their own approach to making things.

Next Top Model presents a chance to test something new, or dust off a favoured relic for re-examination and we hope in turn this will provide a forum for discussion and dissection, peer to peer and public to artist.

Featuring work by Roddy Buchanan, Simon Buckley, Rabiya Choudhry, Neil Clements, Jacqueline Donachie, Cornelius Dupre, Gwendolen Dupre, Graham Fagen, Louise Gibson, Kevin Harman, Kenny Hunter, Virginia Hutchison, Eva Isleifs, Tessa Lynch, Jonny Lyons, Andrew Miller, Jordan Munro, Pat O’Connor, Alys Owen, Beagles & Ramsay, Kate V Robertson, Toby Paterson, Beth Shapeero, Becky Sik and Ross Sinclair.

Opening Friday 15th February 6-9pm

Saturday/Sunday 16/17 & 23/24 February 12-4pm

By appointment 18-22 February


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BALK - Simon Buckley & Lars Karl Becker

We are very happy to announce our next show at GPS, 'BALK' by Lars Karl Becker and Simon Buckley.

Hailing from Berlin and Govanhill respectively Lars and Simon and have worked in a regular collaboration since they studied together in 2014 at Staedelschule, Frankfurt and then Glasgow School of Art.

For BALK Lars Karl Becker and Simon Buckley have developed a combination of individual contributions exploring the boundaries between sculpture, writing and obliteration. The works on show turn to a shared practice that renders their respective means uncomfortably visible. In an uncompromising approach you are invited to feel the skeletal presence of abandoned visual languages; the spooky echoes of an opaque conceptual framework that encompasses the history of Western art and our notion of culture itself.

Buckley presents three inkjet prints on archival paper. ’STOOGE’ (2018) depicts a series of cross-section drawings from a children’s book of castles. Onto the prints are placed business cards from personal trainers. The crude combinations invite reflection into notions of self-definition and authorial authority.

Becker’s sculptural video work ’How Do You Spell Capitalism?’ (2018) hovers through the exhibition space. The work juxtaposes footage of cultural management against televisual documentary narration. The installation poses questions towards history being a human construct, problematising our authoritarian sense of being here now.

The exhibition is being produced with the kind support of Goethe Institut Glasgow.

We would be delighted to see you at the opening on Friday the 7th of December, 7-9pm

govanprojectspace@gmail.com

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A new website to coinincide with Alex Allans 4* Shows in 4 weeks throughout September

We are pleased to present a busy September at Govan Project Space, Alex Allan will be setting a fast pace with four shows in four weeks showcasing four of the different disciplines from his studio, drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Blink and you'll miss it, each installment of the show will only be on for a few days. Every Thursday in September between 6pm and 9pm you'll find something new on. Please join us if you can!

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Poster by Chris Bryant

 

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