The Pipe Factory is pleased to invite you to the private view of four exhibitions opening across four floors of our building. Presenting work by artists Dorine Aguerre, Jack Bishop, Sabe Lewellyn and the Glasgow School of Art People of Colour Society
Exhibitions on the upper floors open Sat & Sun 12-5 and Mon-Fri by appointment until 1st April.
GSA POC Society's exhibition and events will run until 19th March.
In Residence — Glasgow School of Art People of Colour Society
Glasgow School of Art People of Colour Society was founded after students of colour voiced their dissatisfaction with the white, eurocentric hegemony that the institution operates under. We have two main aims: to create space for students of colour during their time at the Glasgow School of Art and to create long term structural change.
In Residence is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and symposium across three venues in Glasgow. Simultaneously an act of self care and an act of defiance, we are creating space for vital conversations while challenging the lack of visibility for artists and students of colour within this city. In Residence is the place for us to tell our stories; to form solidarities; it is by us and for us.
The show will include works by students of colour from Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and artists based in Glasgow. Artists include: Harvey Dimond, Heidi Chiu, Jens Masimov, Lana Hughes, Milateresa Brown, Alyesha Choudhury plus many more.
For updates on the line up for their opening event happening on the 16th see here: facebook.com/events/594793687532625/
For Trans-femmes of colour, Taxi fare to and from venues for the opening event and throughout the weekend will be provided for by the society. Please contact us at [email protected]
For unwaged people, people in the asylum system, people with refugee status, and people without papers please also get in touch as we can cover the cost of transport.
Almost There — Jack Bishop
Almost There combines a series of sculptural installations that document the shifting environment encountered within the home, pivoting around the underlying tensions felt within these transformative spaces. Components of the work are made from raw building material such as wood, insulation and foam which have been altered to take on new connotations which question the structural integrity of the physical and mental walls that surround us.
Some works respond to the voyeuristic gaze of an empty house, an ever-present feeling of being watched. Inanimate objects have embodied social pressures and represent the often critical self-judgement encountered while alone. They stand as a reactive process assembled from contrasting materials in response to this transient environment of comfort and discomfort. This feeling of uncertainty has been investigated through its different manifestations and coping methods which have led to works masquerading as sublime beings of like-ability, playing on insecurities and the facades used to conceal them.
Where What Who — Dorine Aguerre
This site specific video installation by the Glasgow based artist Dorine Aguerre is composed of two videos, Do Not Cross and For The Record, and the installation, In the Infinitely Small. Aguerre will explore the idea of a mise en scene, focusing on its construction and its backstage, where the viewer’s gaze is invited to take the role of a camera, framing the constructed decor. Inspired by the detective TV genre this work exaggerates the different steps of an investigation; questioning the narrative construction, the way the investigation storytelling is staged in a popular TV series and its theatrical codes.
How Curious! How real! — Sabe Lewellyn, curated by Rudy Kanhye
For his first solo exhibition in Glasgow, American conceptual artist Sabe Lewellyn presents a new body of work that considers the psychology of the body and questions the possibilities and limitations of figuration. Lewellyn’s complex yet playful practice is characterised by allusion, where focal points are teasingly hidden and meaning is subtly implied. The exhibition plays with visual imaginaries, exploring human desire and the promise of utopia through simplicity and poetic.
Stimulated by existential queries and investigations into what-ifs, each one of his artworks acts as a vessel to tell a new story, collectively fitting into an overarching narrative where fictions and realities collide. Bells, envelopes of wildflower seed for bumblebee habitat, perfume disposer, in constant motion combine to reflect the artist’s interest in the dialectics of self-awareness and the barriers to understanding.