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15 November 2018 – 26 January 2019
Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
New Glasgow is an exhibition by Patrick Jameson that comprises of a presentation of recent works in the Acid Bar at SWG3 and the unveiling of a public art work, which shares the same title. The illuminated external work has been installed on the south facing façade of SWG3. It has been designed to be visible to both visitors to the building and by train passengers as they enter and leave the city on the adjacent railway line. It is the artist's intention to provoke a cinematic vision of the still raw, half regenerated industrial landscape in which the work is located. This playful interaction transforms the carriage window into a makeshift cinema screen as the train itself acts as a dolly for an invisible camera panning across the city. The restricted pallet utilised by Jameson for this work is taken from the colours produced by chemical film processing and is reminiscent of classic dystopian cinematic tropes. With this work Jameson continues to explore the relationship between the built environment and lens-based media, which is a recurring theme in his practice.
In the Acid Bar, Jameson expands on this theme by presenting several series of grouped sculptures based on architectural forms from a diverse range of time periods and movements. A key reference in the work is the architectural taxonomies made by Bernd and Hilla Becker through their contribution to the German photographic movement die neue objektivität or The New Objectivity.