Glasgow Sculpture Studios presents ALEX IMPEY 'Orangutan'
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Gravel 2012 Alex Impey © Dominik Hodel & the artist
Solo exhibition of newly commissioned work
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Road
Glasgow G4 9SS
17 November – 15 December 2012
Gallery open 11am - 5pm Wednesday – Saturday, or by appointment
Orangutan is an installation that is the culmination of Alex Impey’s one-year Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS). It continues a means of working in which, through sculpture and language use, form production and processing of particularities are set against means of visibilising simple backgrounds of expectation, interpretation and purpose. The installation experiments with inversions of territory claiming and figures of expense resulting from movements of intention.
Alex Impey was born in 1981 in Stockport, UK. He studied a BA at The Slade School of Fine Art and MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions were at sic! Raum Fur Kunst, Lucerne, CCA Glasgow, and Transmission Gallery. Publications include Oil past colour and Span, (2HB Vol.9).
The Fellowship running since 2005 is awarded annually to a graduate of The Glasgow School of Art’s Master of Fine Art Programme.
The Fellowship comprises of annual GSS 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 recipients have included Sarah Forrest (2011), Risa Tsunegi (2010), Carla Scott Fullerton (2009) Laura Aldridge (2007) and Jonathan Scott (2005).
The 2011 selection panel for the award comprised of Claire Barclay, GSS Studio Holder & Artist Member, Jenny Brownrigg, The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Director, David MacAllister, Artist & GSS Technician, Jenny Richards, Collective Gallery Programme Manager, Baldvin Ringsted, GSS Artist Member and Amy Sales, GSS Head of Programme.
2012-13 Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Scott Rogers was awarded this year’s Fellowship and will take up occupancy in November 2012 to work towards a solo exhibition in 2013.
Rogers’ practice is situated where idealism and actuality meet. Through sculpture, video, writing, and performance he explores what it means to think impossibilities while enacting inevitabilities. Often this method of working concerns itself with hybrids between historical research, traditional techniques, and digital technologies. Rogers’ recent interests have primarily focused on perpetual motion devices, particularly those built by the eccentric Czech explorer and inventor Jan Welzl.
"The opportunities afforded me by the Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios are truly exceptional. I look forward to sharing my practice with a dynamic and exciting artistic community, as well as developing my work in such a world leading production facility. I am excited to work towards a solo exhibition in 2013, while heightening my skills and expanding my methods and ideas."
Scott Rogers is a Canadian artist based in Glasgow. He has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and also studied at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt. His work has been included in exhibitions in New Zealand (St Paul St Gallery, Auckland), Germany (PM Galerie, Berlin), the United States (The Soap Factory, Minneapolis), The UK (National Glass Centre/AV Festival, Sunderland), and Japan (The Field Trip Project). He will present a solo exhibition at ONO Gallery in Norway in November 2012.
The 2012 selection panel comprised of Graham Domke (Exhibitions Curator Dundee Contemporary Arts), Caroline Kent (Independent Curator & GSS Programme Advisory Group Member), Dr. Dominic Paterson (Writer, Lecturer University of Glasgow & current GSS Research Resident), Amy Sales (GSS Head of Programme), Laurence Sillars (Senior Curator BALTIC), and Dawn Youll (Artist, GSS Studio Holder & Member & Crafts Programme Producer Cove Park).
For further information contact Dawn Ross, Programme Coordinator
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.
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is funded by Creative Scotland & Glasgow Life
The Graduate Fellowship is funded by The Gordon Foundation & The Hope Scott Trust