Event:

'Pencil to Paper' : Susanne Nørregård Nielsen
Exhibitions

Event Type:

Exhibition

Location:

Reid Ground Floor Corridor Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF

Open:

20 Apr 2018 - 7 May 2018

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:30

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'Self-Portrait in Suprematist Dress' (2004)
Photograph, 60x60cm, Susanne Nørregård Nielsen.

'Pencil to Paper' : Susanne Nørregård Nielsen

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Pencil to Paper
Susanne Nørregård Nielsen 

20 April - 7 May 2018
Reid Ground Floor Corridor

This exhibition is part of the Glasgow International Festival 2018 Across the City Programme

In this playful interdisciplinary work, Nielsen responds to Sophie Taeuber-Arp's (1889-1943) text 'Remarks on Teaching Decorative Design' (1922) to form the foudnation for a series of drawings on paper.

For the first 15 years of Taeuber-Arp's career, she taught Design and Embroidery at The Zurich School of Art and Craft, and in this text she shows how to develop textile design. A rare insight into her creativity method, it is translated into English for the first time by Nielsen.

Taeuber-Arp saw applied and fine art as equals, despite the art world relegating textiles, a 'feminine' form of craft, to the sidelines.

This project is part of the Glasgow International 2018 Across the City programme.

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Susanne Nørregård Nielsen (b. 1970 in Svendborg, Denmark) lives in Fife and is a part-time lecturer at GSA School of Fine Art. She graduated from GSA in 1998 with BA (HONS) in Drawing and Painting.

Nielsen's art practice makes frequent use of strategies of appropriation. Although her practice is rooted in painting, other media and materials such as photography, plants, textiles and embroideries are often used to make the work. Nielsen's central enquiry illuminates art works central to the early 20th century canon, to provoke new thinking on the impact of artists' practice using feminine gendered materiality. Nielsen's most recent and current work investigates textiles' influence on early 20th century visual art, in particular abstract painting and the development of the modernist textile. To that end, over a period of four years, Nielsen has been taking weaving lessons with Jan Shelley, weaver and former head of the textile department at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art.

Solo shows include:
'Red Yellow Blue', Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK (2009); 'Flowerbed', The Glasgow School of Art (2007); 'Mondrian's Flowerbed', Galleri Hornbæk, Denmark (2007); 'Mondrian's Flowerbed', Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, UK (2004). 

Group exhibitions include:
'The Great Glen Artists Airshow', Highland Institute of Contemporary Art (HICA), UK (2010); 'Arttextiles3', third major survey of British artists referencing textiles, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery. Touring: Edinburgh City Art Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Artsway Sway, Harley Gallery Welbeck, Devon Guild of Craftsmen Bovey Tracey, UK (2004-2006).