There’s nothing like a deadline to get some new work done… and with the opportunity to display a few pieces in this exhibition at the Thistle gallery in Glasgow’s West End, I set out to finish the image below. I had been thinking about this for a while and persevered with the layout until I was happy with it…All the characters here have been photographed within different contexts in Glasgow – the police playing football, a man watching the remains of the Red Road Flats, characters on the streets, are all people photographed in Glasgow and taken out of context and brought together within this image. Hopefully the piece will resonate with other people. To me it is a response to our perceptions of the city, its ideals and its people…it offers hope for the future whilst not forgetting the mistakes of the past. I will also be exhibiting a few other of my tenement prints that respond to the Dear Green Place theme and a few photographs of Glasgow scenes.
It’s great to be exhibiting work alongside other artists, mainly some very talented painters, and hope my work looks good amongst such good company! The exhibition opens on Saturday 19th and runs for a few weeks until the 3rd April. Please come down and have a look!
Thistle Gallery, 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF (opens Saturday 19th March 11-6pm)