Suzanne Déry is a French Canadian artist based in Glasgow who works in installation, sculpture, printmaking and video. Déry draws upon the mythical through symbolism and sculpture to create work that acts as a reminder of our humble existence, asking us to suspend our disbelief to ask deeper questions about how much we know and are sure of in the world around us.
Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2014, her Cosmology of III project includes a number of site specific sculptures and installations that have been developed from an immersive, research & production residency at House for an Art Lover’s new art studio complex in Bellahouston Park.
Each piece is suggestive of a transcendental becoming - evidencing production and the representation of an intention with an outcome that stays earnest to human limitation and our aspiration for esprit de corps. The order, placement and punctuation between imagery and objects is integral -representing a visual conversation between the space, a threefold connection to the cosmos, symbolism and time.
Suzanne hosted a number of events and workshops for adults and children - including solar viewings and star gazing with invited guest John Pressly, Curator: Coats Observatory during the GI festival in April 2014.
Henry Coombes’ work explores issues of class, heredity, breeding, and the cult of family that underlie them. Film, oil paint and watercolour are used to produce apparently familiar and comfortable imagery, which on closer inspection reveals itself to be of a darker and more subversive nature.
Coombes was born in London in 1977, graduated in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2002 and is now based in Glasgow. Coombes has created several notable short films including Laddy and The Lady, 2006 and the critically aclaimed The Bedfords, 2009. Coombes has also represented Scotland at the'The 52nd Venice Biennale' in 2007.
I am the Architect... is a new Film work by Henry Coombes, commissioned by and realised as part of a Research and Production residency at House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park. The film is a direct response to research generated by the rich social and historical contexts of the Park, the work explores and plays with ideas of fraught relationships, hierarchies and rules, set within the shifting parameters of invented and re-invented worlds.
Further details of Coombes' I am the Architect... GI 2012 project can be accessed here.
The runners of the park go in groups, running along dark streets and quiet avenues, sometimes they pass. Everyone nods and smiles.
Jacqueline Donachie is one of Scotland’s most respected contemporary artists, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art’s influential Environmental Art department, which encouraged artists to place their work in a variety of public contexts out-with the gallery space.
One of a group of artists who helped establish Glasgow in the 1990s as one of the world’s most dynamic contemporary art communities, she is still based in the city and has forged an international reputation for a socially-engaged art practice, with a particular interest in public space-based arts.
In 2010 Jacqueline Donachie created SpeedWork, a new outdoor piece in response to the time she spent during her residency with the runners in Bellahouston Park.
Further details of the GI 2010 SpeedWork project can be accessed here.
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