Image by Leonie Sinden
As part of this year’s Glasgow Open House Festival, a biannual contemporary art festival that takes place across the City, Skypark will host By end of play, an exhibition exploring the aesthetics and experiences of everyday office environments.
The exhibition brings together ten Glasgow and London-based artists who will present new works that draw on the details of typical office spaces, playing with material, form and proportion to reimagine these familiar settings. By end of play will include sculptural and moving-image works to create a playful environment, drawing attention to the office as an often overlooked space.
Nikki Kane, curator of By end of play comments on how Skypark as a venue goes beyond a traditional gallery space reaching office workers to experience the exhibition as they work and for arts audiences to visit a new setting.
Nikki says, “We will present the work of approximately ten artists from Glasgow and London who will be making new pieces for this project. The exhibition will deal with the office as an everyday space and will explore the aesthetics of these environments, drawing out details of the furnishings and styles of typical office spaces, and reimagining these in artistic ways by playing with proportion, colour and material.
“The invited artists will be making artworks based on typical office objects and furnishings, in order to create a whole new office environment installation that is both typical and unusual. The artists will make everything from table structures to screen-savers to pencils, and these sculptural objects will draw attention to the office as an often overlooked space”, Nikki finishes.
Included artists are: Alistair Grant, Roos Dijkhuizen, Charlotte Fountaine, Nikki Kane, Aaron McCarthy, Bobby Sayers, Leonie Sinden, Claire Weale, Alex Williamson, Phill Wilson-Perkin.
By end of play will run from 28 April – 1 May (bank holiday weekend) in Skypark 5, Suite 3B – from 12-6 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Friday opening is to be confirmed.
Glasgow Open House Art Festival will include exhibitions and events in different venues across the City, focusing on non-gallery spaces.
Visit www.glasgowopenhousearts.co.uk for more information.