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.
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.
– A Q&A with Siobhan Healy & Alasdair Gray –
For our current Exhibition ‘Biodiversity’ at The Six Foot Gallery, Siobhan Healy is exhibiting an array of works including printmaking, sculpture, painting, and jewellery. Featuring alongside is Alasdair Gray’s Print ‘The Omnium Gatherum’.
Join us to hear from our two renowned current Exhibitors Siobhan Healy and Alasdair Gray in an exciting Q&A Session and Artist Talk about ‘Biodiversity’ on the 10th of May, Thursday at 2pm hosted by the Six Foot Gallery!
This Event will take place in the Boardroom on the ground floor of the Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.
This event is for free, but registration is necessary. Book yourself a ticket to this exciting event on Eventbrite. There may be limited seating pending on numbers and seats available.
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