Kendall Koppe is please to present ELVIS NIPPLE PLINTH; a solo exhibition by Glasgow based artist Niall Macdonald. For his second exhibition at the gallery Macdonald presents five new sculptures in bold white plaster.
Each piece is a collage of two meticulously cast objects fused to a slender
plinth - itself a near perfect reproduction of a rough and imperfect original. The titles of each work, which include STAR-FRUIT HOOK PLINTH and E-BOOK SKULL PLINTH,
reveal the range of objects Macdonald has sourced into these high definition compositions. Fossils, credit cards, luxury car badges, and technological devices all feature in a body of work that transforms the meaning of objects by transforming their material state.
While drawing inspiration from the concise style and fertile symbolism of classical Greek herma sculptures, Macdonald describes the work in ELVIS NIPPLE PLINTH as ‘more Space Odyssey than Elgin Marbles’. Rather than seeking to update a given format, his overarching approach to collage finds unlikely and uncanny relationships between objects and ideas separated by thousands, if not millions of years.
Niall Macdonald (b.1980, Outer Hebrides of Scotland) graduated form Glasgow School of Art MFA and lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include Night Gallery, LA; James Fuentes LLC, New York; Toast - Federation House, Manchester; Josh Lilley, London; Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow and Tramway, Glasgow.
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