Andrew Gannon – Artist’s Talk in Hanover Project: 02/10/14, 3pm
Preview: 02/10/14, 5 – 7pm
Open: , Weekdays 10 – 5pm
A new build flat, as yet undecorated, dust-sheets and decorators plastic covering the walls. Newspaper on the floor, though it’s the Guardian rather than the Sun or the Daily Star. Plastic bags, Gyproc, no furniture except the odd chair or two …
This exhibition brings together the work of three Edinburgh based artists, Thomas Aitchison, Keith Farquhar and Andrew Gannon. The artists share an interest in economy of means and the use, or misuse, of found materials and technologies. The exhibition incorporates live minimal actions, inkjet-printing and painting to examine forms of artistic production and shared material concerns.
Aitchison’s oil paintings are made by projecting found imagery onto old dust-sheets found on building sites. Accidental paint splashes found on the sheets become intentional marks. The paintings hold multiple agencies, looking to notions of history or the value of labour.
Farquhar’s recent work combines the use of appropriated imagery and commercially available technologies. The paintings included in New Build are made by scanning plastic bags collected from family members’ recycling. The high-res files are then inkjet-printed onto canvas to produce hyperreal, illusionistic ‘wraps’.
Gannon’s work is primarily performative and involves participants carrying out specific minimal actions using general materials for set periods of time. Taking place regularly throughout the duration of the exhibition, the works will last for no more than an hour or two at a time, each visible only briefly before disappearing again.
Thomas Aitchison was born in 1979. He studied BA (hons) Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art (1998–2002) and MFA Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art (2012–2014). Recent exhibitions include Rybofunk, at Embassy gallery, Edinburgh, & Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013.
Keith Farquhar was born in 1969. He studied BA (hons) Fine Art Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (1989–1993) and MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (1994–1996). Recent exhibitions include the solo show Quantum Physics for Beginners, at High Art, Paris and The crime was almost perfect, at Witte de With, Rotterdam.
Andrew Gannon was born in 1980. He studied BA (hons) Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University (1998–2001) and MFA Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art (2010–2012). Recent exhibitions include the solo show Single Night, at MODEL, Liverpool, & Tourist in Residence, Edinburgh Art Festival 2014.