SWG3 Gallery is glad to invite you to:
Rachel Adams, Tom Godfrey, James Hutchinson, Lorna Macintyre,
James McLardy, Michael Stumpf, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins.
08.12.2012 – 19.01.2013 | weds-sat 12-6pm
Christmas break 22.12.2012 – 09.01.2013
at SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow
Friday 07.12.2012 – 7-9pm
After Party: 9pm-2am
LAST CHANCE will be the opportunity to show a work for the first time, a piece that has been sitting in the studio or in the artist’s mind for a while.
Some rare artists only produce works when an exhibition comes up, but most of the time, pieces are made in the studio waiting for an opportunity to leave for the gallery or the museum. LAST CHANCE is not bringing attention to drafts or failures, this group show focuses on those artworks that have never been exhibited before, for lots of different reasons; Because they didn’t correspond to the artist’s standards and he/she never dared showing it to anyone, or because previous curators expected a different work from the artist. Some have been stored and forgotten, some are half finished because the artist spent a lot of time finding out what it needed, to become a coherent work, some pieces existed as ideas in the artist’s mind but none of them ever found a suitable context to shine.
LAST CHANCE is inviting artists from different stages in their careers, into an alternative panorama of artworks, testifying to the secret side of art production in a contemporary landscape.
Curated by Camille Le Houezec & Joey Villemont
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From ‘Last Chance’ exhibition text, SWG3
LAST CHANCE presented eight artists with the opportunity to show a work for the first time, a piece that has been sitting in the studio or in the artist’s mind for a while.
It’s our Playground ‘Can you describe the pieces?’
JM ‘There’s two works presented here, one piece like an up-scaled match stick and the other more defunct machine like. Both were made quickly and responsively with hands on use of wax, wood and plaster. These objects are staged on and against grey stepped MDF forms with painted dashed lines which bring a graphic ambiguity to the corners and edges. Originally the grey forms existed only in sketch and therefore have been mocked-up for this exhibition’.
IOP ‘Why do you think these pieces haven’t been exhibited before?’
JM ‘My work relies on studio experimentation and workshop processes to formulate connections between materials and objects. I am interested in the contradictions between disciplined elements of my practice and the more immediate processes of making. Sometimes when I start making a work I often imagine the role it can play within a group of elements or context of an exhibition. At the time I think there was something about how the less controlled nature these pieces made me feel, but the primary reason for not showing them when they were originally made was that they came out too different to play a role with other pieces I was working with at the time. I don’t mean they had gone wrong in any way, just different.
Taking pleasure in the ‘difference’ of these works I’ve kept them on display in my studio over the last few months. They’ve been sitting there asking questions. Questions like, what I think of as acceptable in my work, what I deem in place and out of place in my world and a question similar to yours, what makes me decide not to show something? So perhaps I haven’t shown them previously because they’ve been more valuable in their role in questioning work that hasn’t yet been made’.
Photography: Stephen Robinson