DAVID SCHUTTER at “EVER SINCE I PUT YOUR PICTURE IN A FRAME”
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts
Exhibition curated by Merlin James
April 20th – May 7th 2012 12 – 6 pm Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment
Private view, Saturday 21st April, 5–8 pm
Location: 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow G5 9TW
Julie Roberts (UK) Alfred Wallis (UK 1855-1942) Rodney Harder (USA) James Hyde (USA) André Derain (France 1880-1954) Paul Housley (UK) Clive Hodgson (UK) Joe Fyfe (USA) J. D. Innes (UK 1887-1914) Tony Swain (UK) Joel Tomlin (UK) Anon (UK, 1840) Louise Hopkins (UK) Serge Charchoune (France 1888-1975) Stephen McKenna (Ireland) James Pryde (UK 1866 - 1941) David Schutter (USA) James Castle (USA 1899-1977) Richard Walker (UK) Alex Katz (USA) Walter Sickert (UK 1860-1942)
Featuring paintings by a range of contemporary artists of different generations, alongside artists from different eras, spanning back through the!20th century, the exhibition in part reflects on how contemporary art becomes the art of the past, while past art remains present, though changed.
Juxtaposing artists of different backgrounds and different degrees of fame and fashionability, or anonymity and neglect, a single work!by each artist builds to a kind of anti-manifesto; an exploratory and partial working definition of painting as an art form.
Works are chosen!for their individual qualities rather than their usefulness to curatorial thesis, but a notion of genre emerges as central to the project, many of the works playing within recognised painting conventions and sub-categories, and asking to what extent all art – even all human activity and experience – is genre-defined and 'framed'.