Against Landscape
GSA Exhibitions

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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF


1 Jul 2017 - 23 Aug 2017

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



Lisa Milroy
Constant Daylight, 2005, oil and acrylic on canvas, 140 x 134.5 cm, courtesy the artist

Against Landscape

Event info

Against Landscape

Reid Gallery
1st July - 23rd August 2017
Preview: 30 June, 5 - 7 pm

Including work by:

Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin, Leo Fitzmaurice, Sam Francis, Pamela Fraser, Lucy Gunning, Gary Hume, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McKeever, Lisa Milroy, Paul Morrison, Eva Rothschild, Sean Scully, Daniel Sturgis, Roy Voss

Against Landscape brings together the work of fifteen artists and Grizedale Arts, a rural organisation in the Lake District. The selected artworks all position themselves against landscape - sometimes aligned to the landscape tradition or supported by it - but at other times seemingly running counter or against it.

Curated by artist Daniel Sturgis in collaboration with Grizedale Arts, Against Landscape focuses on how the ideas, genius loci or place of landscape painting have been manifested, but not overtly displayed, in a variety of practices. As such, the exhibition will therefore not include any 'straight-forward' landscape paintings, but spotlights the complex relationship to landscape within each of these artists' work. The exhibition asks you to consider what it means to represent or refer to 'landscape painting' now and how other ideas are always held in that representation. 

Grizedale Arts is an arts organisation based on the historic site of Lawson Park farm, above the Coniston valley in the Lake District. Its programme actively engages with the complexities of the rural environment. Daniel Sturgis (born 1966) is a painter. He studied at Camberwell College of Arts and Goldsmiths College (1986-1994) and has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States since 1997. He is currently Reader in Painting at the University of the Arts London. He was a prize winner in the John Moores Painting Prize in 2010. His work was recently included in Natural States- Ingo Meller, Daniel Sturgis & Clare Woods, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2016);  and  in 2012 he curated a major international exhibition for Tate St Ives, The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction From The 1960s to Now.

Against Landscape is at Coniston Institute from 3 - 24 June 2017
Coniston Institute
15 Yewdale Road
Cumbria, LA21 8DU