Alasdair Gray Season


  • Reid Gallery, GSA 164 Renfrew St Glasgow, G3 6RQ United Kingdom

The Alasdair Gray Season: Spheres of Influence I & II 

You are warmly invited to two openings on Friday 21 November 2014, as part of the Alasdair Gray Season:

4-6pm
Spheres of Influence I
Using Alasdair Gray’s practice, influences and work as inspiration, this exhibition delves into Glasgow Museums’ Collection and explores the connections between the works.

Location: Gallery 3, Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH

Exhibition runs 22 Nov 2014 - 25 May 2015 (Closed 24 - 26 Dec 2014, 1/2 day 31 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan 2015)  www.glasgowmuseums.com

6-8pm
Spheres of Influence II
Aubrey Beardsley, Oliver Braid, Eric Gill, Alasdair Gray, Peter Howson, Dorothy Iannone, David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo, Stuart Murray, My Bookcase, Denis Tegetmeier, Hanna Tuulikki

This exhibition provides alternative readings of Alasdair Gray’s visual practice, through the prism of others'. Spheres of Influence II includes both historical and contemporary pieces from the realms of visual art, design and illustration. Gray’s work forms the central point around which the other works orbit. The broad themes drawn from Gray’s oeuvre include graphic style; symbolism; text and image; lettering and the alphabet; portraiture and identity; labour; religion; war; love and sexuality. 

The exhibition includes four new commissions by Oliver Braid, Stuart Murray, My Bookcase and Hanna Tuulikki. The commissions and event programme are funded by Outset Scotland in association with YPO. Further works on loan are from Sorcha Dallas, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Glasgow Museums, The Living Art Museum (Iceland), Flowers Gallery and private lenders.

Location: Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF

Exhibition runs 22 Nov 2014 - 25 Jan 2015 (Closed 24 Dec – 4 Jan inclusive) Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Free admission to gallery

The Alasdair Gray Season is devised by Sorcha Dallas and celebrates Gray at eighty years old. This season focuses on Alasdair Gray’s visual work, with exhibitions and events across venues including GSA, GOMA, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where Gray's retrospective From The Personal to the Universal runs until 22.02.15. 

Events:

Oliver Braid: The Certainty of Insignificance, Reid Auditorium, GSA, 4 Dec 2014, 17:30

Double-Bill: The Bedfords and A Life in Progress, GFT, Sun 14 Dec 2014, 19:45

Rachel Maclean on Spheres of Influence II, Reid Auditorium, GSA, 19 Dec 2014, 13:00

Edwin Pickstone: A potted history of the alphabet and its designs, Principal Seminar Room 1, Reid Building, GSA, Wed 14 Jan 2015, 13:00

Check our website for further events: www.gsa.ac.uk/exhibitions 

Image: Leaf from Ledger, Alasdair Gray, (1962), biro on found ledger page 42 x 60 cm. Photo: Ruth Clark. Courtesy the artist and Sorcha Dallas