Here are some officialish photos of the exhibition!
Layla Rose Cowan
Tatiana Der Parthogh
Mhairi’s was probably my favourite exhibition of the entire degree show, especially her thread and glue pieces. Stunningly intricate, simultaneously light and heavy, they defy perception and leave you wondering how endless Mhairi’s patience must be.
Sahar’s suspended thread piece was beautifully tense. I almost want to give it more space to breathe, to walk around it and see it from every single angle.
Jonny’s work is achingly witty, somewhat dangerous, stunningly photographed and quite frankly mad. His are the kind of set ups that I wish I had thought up or even witnessed.
I find it quite hard to realise that all of Fiona’s pieces are, in fact, screenprints. I’ve worked around Fiona whilst I’ve been night teching this year and witnessed her jubilation and frustration in the creation of her circular pieces. But I never had the chance to see a finished one until the show. If anyone has the nerve to say that screenprinting is easy or a less skilled printmaking technique, I dare them to say it to Fiona. I think they are beautiful.
I will be showing completely new work for this show, which is incredibly exciting for me. I have kept it under wraps as I feel like it should be shown at the gallery first, but over the next couple of weeks I will be showing it on here too.
If you are down in Edinburgh at all over the next two weeks, do pop in and have a look!
Have you ever wondered what really makes an image ‘obscene’, or thought about how one might ‘wear’ their gender? What about a mermaid taken out of the sea and popped in a bathtub? What might it be like to peep behind the burlesque stars glamour or to step inside a dream? Is a perfect imperfection as close as we can ever get?
Any.And.Or. is a new artist collective including works of photography, film, painting, prints, performance and installation. Their first group exhibition brings together the works of six female artists studying and working in Scotland.
For each artist what makes up the ‘self’ takes many different forms. The works put together for this exhibition provide a picture of what it is to be; as an artist; as a woman.
Inaugural group show curated by Any.And.Or Artists Collective.
Coburg House Gallery, Leith
PREVIEW: Thursday 11th July 5:30pm – 9pm
CONTINUES: Friday 12th-Wednesday 24th July 10:30-4:30 (11-3:30 Sundays)