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MADE UP

Opening on the 11 August (6.30 p.m to 10p.m)
Exhibition running from the 12th August til the 1st September 11-5pm
 
at the Glasgow Arts Club
185 Bath Street, G2 4HU Glasgow, United Kingdom


Group show with
Katharine Aarrestad Robert Balfour Alan Bond Paul Charlton Anka Dabrowska Chris Dobrowolski Stephen Felmingham Stuart Mayes Jorg Obergfell Sharon Quigley Cecile Simonis Bronwen Sleigh



Made Up brings together a group of UK and Europe based artists whose work is involved with processes that extend beyond the conventions of wall-based art. None of the artists are easily categorised, moving between different media in their practice.
The title of the exhibition title refers both to the elements of construction and manufacture that form part of their methodology and to the definition of 'Made Up' suggesting a creative and invented world. The artists in the show are from, or have have close connections with, many different countries, including Belgium, Germany, Norway, Poland and Sweden.



An interesting aspect of curating this show has been the venue itself. Its historic art nouveau ambience to which Charles Rennie Mackintosh contributed, and its terracotta coloured walls, create a powerful space offering a different context to the neutrality of a contemporary white cube gallery. In curating the show many interesting cross references and sometimes unexpected coincidences have come to light which have influenced the final selection of the artist work. Themes around time, exploration and adventure, flight, the sea and the built environment overlap in many of the artists work




All images ©Cécile Simonis