'Circle' is a survey of works by the American-born, Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon, who works primarily on 16mm and 35mm film. Using an intuitive and often improvised approach to the camera, Salmon trains her eye on an intimate cast of family, friends and local subjects. Her films are a chronicle of the everyday, of the emotive connections between people, and of their relationship to the worlds they inhabit.
Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at institutions including Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2011); Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2006). Her work has been featured in film festivals and major international survey exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale (2010) and Venice Biennale (2007). Salmon won the inaugural MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2006.
Mm + Sacred Paws at Tramway
A special performance and screening event of Salmon’s latest film Mm (2017) will take place on 24 February, with live music from the Scottish post-punk band SACRED PAWS, who created the soundtrack for the film. Mm was commissioned for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2017.
The exhibition will run 16 February – 18 March during Tramway exhibition hours (Tue – Fri, 12–5pm; Sat – Sun, 12–6pm). Please note that the exhibition will be closed on Saturday 24 February to allow set up for 'Mm' + Sacred Paws.
The venue has step free access to all floors.
'Circle' is co-produced by Tramway and LUX Scotland, and is presented in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival.
A new exhibition of work by Margaret Salmon will also be taking place at Dundee Contemporary Arts from 8 December 2018 – 24 February 2019.
Image: courtesy of the artist.