Hugh Gillan, Peter Murray, Sheena Russell, Sarah Grant
Chroma features the work of four contemporary painters, Peter Murray, Hugh Gillan, Sheena Russell and Sarah Grant. Expanding on the subdued palette of their previous show, Monochrome, some colour has crept into their images of the urban landscape.
Hugh Gillan shows a series of oil paintings and drawings made with charcoal pencil on gesso, the medium almost scoring and disintegrating the surface of the boards, echoing the decaying nature of his liminal subject matter. Peter Murray renders in watercolour and ink dreamlike scenes which cross continents and time zones in their depictions of zeppelins and cityscapes. Sheena Russell’s intricate technique brings to life subdued and fluid images of the city while Sarah Grant’s painting method of reducing tone and superfluous detail takes us to a time which seems to hover somewhere between the past and the present.
Six Foot Gallery is excited to showcase artist Alex McCallum’s works in his first solo exhibition this August. Only available to view for three days at the gallery, don’t miss out!
Exhibition dates: Wednesday 14th August – Friday 16th August, 10am – 5pm.
Born in Glasgow in 1935, Alex has been creating paintings (initially as an occasional pastime, but always primarily for his own pleasure) since near the middle of the last century. Moving from oils to acrylics for very practical reasons, Alex, now in his mid-80s,
still paints most each and every day.
Sources of inspiration have changed over time – initially from “everything and everywhere”, he is currently taking much of his inspiration from a narrower and more selective direction. Over the last decade he has been drawing together elements of form and colour from carefully observing the development in the work of international artists who are also working with colour and non-representational paintings. He has very much appreciated that more and more in recent years those with an interest can now get a glimpse into the creative direction of both well-known and relatively unknown artists from around the world.
Never having the time or opportunity to formally foster his interest through art education, the ex-Company Director and Management Consultant is enormously grateful for one thing. Chances and choices have in recent years have allowed him to spend most of the time doing what he loves best. His prodigious output of paintings that express fun and enjoyment through acrylics on canvas is strong evidence of that freedom.
SFG needs you! We currently have several vacancies on our volunteer team with immediate starts, so drop us a line and your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested ✉
The roles would particularly suit recent graduates looking to gain practical experience in all aspects of running a gallery, including admin, curation and promotion. Graphic design or social media experience is a plus, but enthusiasm is all you need to apply! If you’ve applied in the past, please resend your application to be considered.
Join us at Six Foot Gallery for a new exhibition by Showcase 2019 exhibitor Adam Boyd!
Synthespian: a computer-generated three-dimensional character, either in a wholly animated film or in one that is a mixture of live action and computer animation.
The title of Adam Boyd’s current exhibition refers to a rapidly evolving form of cinematic performance, where human traits and behaviours can be translated through data capture. This vestige of human performance is often subject to various forms of transfiguration in blockbuster movies.The small scale of Boyd’s recent paintings tend to reject the spectacle of the big screen, in favour of a more intimate and obsessional translation of the figure. The reference images employed in the production of these works, have been gleaned from paparazzi shots, illicitly taken during the awkward pre-production stage from several multi-million dollar releases. The resulting, close-cropped figurative paintings, revel in the description of the body reduced to a geometric formula. In Boyd’s rejection of spectacular scale, an emphasis on the physical characteristics of the paint layer is privileged, this movement from the virtual towards the material encourages associations with other cultural and art historical precedents.
Preview: Friday 12th of July, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition: 12th of July – 11th of August
Six Foot Gallery is based within the ground floor of the Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street just off Argyle Street, easily accessible from Glasgow Central Station.
WITH ROBERTA PEDERZOLI
Take home your own completely unique silver jewellery with this introduction to lost wax casting. Over the course of this 2-day workshop, jeweller Roberta Pederzoli will teach you how to use a saw, files and carving tools to produce a pendant or a ring in wax. Your piece will then be cast in silver and you will learn how to finish it using soldering and filing techniques, leaving you with a beautiful, wearable work of art to keep.
The class runs on Saturday 25th of May & Saturday 8th of June from 9.30am – 1.30pm. **Advanced booking is essential** and you must be available for *both days* as each class will cover different stages in the process. The cost for the 2-day course is £90 + materials (cost TBC). Please get in touch with the gallery at email@example.com to register your interest and find out more information.
Roberta Pederzoli is the award-winning designer behind Quinta Essenza jewellery. Her elegant and tactile designs are influenced by an intertwining of Italian culture and Scottish environment. Their organic forms take inspiration from wood, stones, cracks, leaves, lichens and seaweed, highlighting natural beauty where it is often overlooked.
Six Foot Gallery
The Pentagon Centre
36 Washington Street
Open call for jewellers looking to showcase work in Glasgow
Six Foot Gallery is an alternative art and design space, providing a platform for exhibitions and events within a non-traditional gallery setting. The space is situated throughout the ground floor of Glasgow’s Pentagon Centre, a business hub with high levels of footfall and public diversity.
Six Foot is run by a team of volunteers from a range of specialist backgrounds with a collective concern for the promotion of emerging creative practitioners. The gallery invites artists and designers to respond to the space, its physicality and populace through open calls, residencies and opportunities for solo and group shows.
We currently are looking for jewellers to exhibit their work within our space, get in touch if you have any queries!
Location: Glasgow City
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), or visithttp://www.sixfootgallery.co.uk
The deadline is Tuesday 30 April 2019
Join us at Six Foot Gallery for a new exhibition by Showcase 2019 exhibitor Aurore Garnier!
Preview: Friday 1st March, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition: 4th March – 15th March
Aurore Garnier is a French artist living and working in Glasgow. After gaining a Bachelor of Architecture degree she studied at the National Decorative Art School of Paris and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
Her work questions the limits between attraction and repulsion generated by the animal world. Being all at once trophy, corpse, memorial and ornament, taxidermy is a powerful symbol of paradoxical relations: It reflects an attempt of subjugation and sacralization through their reification.
Every architectural space is measured relative to the human body’s
dimensions. What do they become once uninhabited, or populated
by animals? Her drawings deal with losing the notion of scale. The
materiality of angles is developed in an ethereal spatiality; the streets lead to nowhere.
Everything is a question of scale. She likes the moon, the climatic
changes, the immensity of the universe and the tightening around the intensity of feelings. The smallness and magnitude of our cellular system.
11th May – 8th June
With somewhat otherworldly land/icescapes the artist explores the fragile yet
steadfast nature of the world. The artwork walks the line between the calm and the
chaotic, questioning how we can view the world in such an oppositional way.
Whereby, she creates a consensus with two completely diverging aspects. Often L.
Montgomery adds geometric structure, however higgledy-piggledy, to her land and
icescapes: highlighting the underlying robustness of the otherwise frail and delicate
Concentrating her focus on one aspect of the landscape, placing it into a vacuum,
allows for the very human feeling of unease. Giving human aspects to natural motifs
plays a large part in doing this the colours of the landscapes for example are more
akin to bruising which gives points of contact with the viewers own humanity and
Materials and techniques play a large role in the artist’s work, Montgomery
experiments with new ways of drawing with inks and paints. She uses materials
against themselves using the propensity of the materials to repel or attract one and
other, this also relays back to ideas of oppositional existence.
The exhibition attempts to bring together two oppositional aspects of life, creating a
disordered beauty. It exhibits both the durability and fragility of nature and life itself.
Montgomery was one of our many talented artists who took part in our 2018 Showcase and we are delighted to have them back again for their very own solo show!