Solo Exhibition of newly commissioned work Glasgow Sculpture Studios Off-site At Unit 13 Eastvale Place Glasgow G3
30 October – 20 November 2010
Gallery open 12 noon - 5pm Thursday – Saturday, or by appointment
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is proud to present Risa Tsunegi’s first solo exhibition of new work titled not from concentrate marking the end of her one-year Fellowship.
Tsunegi was awarded The Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship in June 2009. Since last November, she has been based in studio 8, working alongside professional artists towards a number of exhibitions including abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy, at Glasgow’s newest space, David Dale Gallery and Nomi’s Kitchen during the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.
Presented in an off-site space not from concentrate presents work that pursues newly formed sculptural interests.
Tsunegi is interested in the relationship between force and form and their subject to gravity. Her work is heavily influenced by architecture and the function and possibilities of the materials used in architectural structures.
The exhibition is accompanied by a commissioned text by Glasgow based writer Talitha Kotze.
The exhibition is supported by The Arts Trust & The Hope Scott Trust. The exhibition preview is supported by Glenfiddich.
The 2009 selection panel for the award comprised of Kitty Anderson, Communications Manager, The Common Guild; Michael Stumpf, Artist, Amy Sales, Programme Development Manager, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Alexandra P. Spaulding, Artist, GSS Artist Member & Studio Holder, Eddie Stewart, Artist, GSS Artist Member & Studio Holder; Douglas Morland, Artist, GSS Artist Member & Studio Holder, Co-Director of Washington Garcia; and Lorraine Wilson, Curator, Tramway.
Since June 2005, selection panels made up of a diverse range of arts professionals have selected one graduate from The Glasgow School of Art’s Master of Fine Art Programme to be awarded the Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Fellowship.
Each year GSS offers the recipient annual Artist Membership, private studio accommodation, access to professional opportunities and specialist communal production facilities, training and curatorial, technical and administrative support. In addition to the above, funding is secured towards realising a solo project, as part of the GSS Public programme.
Past MFA recipients have included Laura Aldridge (2007), Carla Scott Fullerton (2009) and Jonathan Scott (2005).
For further information contact Amy Sales, GSS Programme Development Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1988, Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a unique centre for research, production, presentation and the dissemination of contemporary sculptural practices. It provides specialist production and research facilities to a vibrant community of over 120 professional Artist and Associate Members who are at varying stages of their careers; from emergent and recent graduates through to established artists whose practice is recognised at the highest level; from representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale, being nominated for the Turner Prize to winning Becks Futures.