JENNIFER BAILEY, LAUREN HALL, TESSA LYNCH, SARAH ROSE. PROGRAMMED BY SIMON GOWING. 30 SEPTEMBER - 8 NOVEMBER 2015
16 NICHOLSON ST, GLASGOW
That’s Genetic brings together four artists whose practices intersect in terms of attitude and procedure.
The work of Bailey, Hall, Lynch and Rose often takes the form of supports, containers or functional objects such as tools, food or machinery. They utilise the forms and techniques of things that are situational and proximate, such as bureaucracy, economics, social mechanics, their jobs and architectural or planned space. The systems they are subject to - cultural, hormonal or political - are inescapable yet can be circumvented or mitigated. Their work is dependent on an awareness of their agency in relation to these things.
The four artists often use industrial or manufactured processes - authorship or responsibility for making has in some cases been outsourced or mediated. The works in the exhibition often switch between a work as an operative and an autonomous object, as well as between being an objective or causal part of these systems. That’s Genetic was developed with Jennifer Bailey following an invitation by Simon Gowing. The project came out of discussions around the personal and professional connections that informed her work. It is the first exhibition in a new programme at 16 Nicholson St.
Photos: Patrick Jameson