The team at Six Foot are delighted to welcome artist Kirsty Boutle to the gallery this week. Kirsty is our current Artist in Residence and will be working in the SFG Studio over the next month.
Kirsty Boutle’s practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture as a material interrogation of the body; an insatiable desiring and viscerally maniacal machine. Questions of merging and intertwining; the reciprocal actualisation of virtual states in, on and through a body. An intimate examination of the emergence of subjectivity brought about by transfigurative encounters with other forms and forces.
During her residency Kirsty will create a series of small and detailed drawings and paintings, focusing on the exploration and combination of one or two repeated motifs within her recent 2 dimensional works which featured in her recent exhibition with Eilidh McPherson, Visceral Absurdities, at the Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.
Kirsty will be headlining our exhibition programme this April. To find out more about Kirsty and her work visit her website: www.kirstyboutle.com
* IMAGES: Fly me to the moon on a unicorn (2015) mixed media on paper 35x31cm, American cream soda and a single white pudding (2016)mixed media on paper 45x30cm, Installation shot of Visceral Absurdities at the Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
Six Foot Gallery team has selected the best works for our annual Best of Degree Show which showcases the emerging talents from all over Scotland. As we near towards the end of exhibition we would like to thank Sian Smith, Tiina Lilja, Jackie Henderson, Natasha Ferguson, Ellen Love, Nicole McCarron, Samantha Wilson, Lindsay Hill, Thomas Cameron, Angela Mattern and Gezi Yao for their involvement. Head over to Gallery to see some of the works!
We’ve asked the participants about their experience of the Degree Show and how will it affect their future as artists:
So far the Degree Show has been the biggest exhibition of my career and the volume of people who came in to see it was truly astonishing. Getting feedback from viewers of all walks of life, awards that were handed out after a hard year’s work and the opportunities that followed on the heels of the exhibition are worth of all the stress, sleepless nights and self-doubt every graduating artist must go through at the end of their time in university.
The importance of working at a steady, even pace is something I will definitely take with me from this experience. Also the fact that you can never please everyone, I have realised that its important to make work that you are pleased with yourself and hope that others will follow.
The experience of the show itself was very bitter sweet; The relief and happiness of producing an exhibition of work I was proud of was dulled somewhat by the realisation that the past four years of fun, exploration, challenge, hard work and reflection was coming to a close.