Cabbages in an Orchard; The formers and forms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Graham Fagen.
28 June- 29 August 2014 (gallery closed 18-21 July inclusive)
Part of GENERATION
Preview Friday 27 June 6-8pm
GSA alumnus, Graham Fagen, has been invited by The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Dept to research Charles Rennie Mackintosh through the GSA Archives & Collections Centre, and to create a solo exhibition of new work to be featured as part of GENERATION. Through the research project, Fagen has examined the work of Mackintosh and his peer group, focusing particularly on concepts of form and place, and has used his findings as a catalyst for the creation of a body of new artwork.
Early Mackintosh plant drawings were collated with the work of his peers to form a DIY publication called ‘The Magazine’. Featured works such as ‘Tree of Influence’ or ‘Cabbages in an Orchard’, had text as part of the artwork which taken together with the image offer an insight into the creative thought process. For this exhibition Fagen aims to present original works by Mackintosh and his peer group alongside the new pieces inspired by his own research. The Mackintosh works will be borrowed from a number of sources including GSA Archives & Special Collections. A book work, influenced by the DIY concept of ‘The Magazine’, will also be produced.
GENERATION is a programme across Scotland led by National Galleries and Glasgow Life, aiming to tell the story of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland, to a local and visiting audience for the Commonwealth Games. GSA is part of this programme with this project.
The exhibition is supported by Creative Scotland GENERATION Associate Partners Fund, Glasgow City Council and The Glasgow School of Art. The publication ‘Cabbages in an Orchard’ is supported by The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Publication for sale
A new publication, ‘Cabbages in an Orchard’, inspired by the aesthetic of ‘The Magazine’ will be available from the GSA shop, with images of all works in the exhibition and essays by Graham Fagen and Johnny Rodger.
Thursday 24 July 2014, 5.30pm
Free Admission, no booking necessary
Graham Fagen talks about his GENERATION project at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA).
Find out more at www.gsa.ac.uk