A_Place Gallery is delighted to present “OPENING”, a group exhibition at the launch of its new art space, featuring Neil Bickerton, Gwenan Davies, Sam Drake, Louise Evans, Giovanni Giacoia, Tess Glen, Maggie Hills, Jamie Limond, Graham Lister, Samuel O'Donnell, Jonathan Pinn, Richard Walker, Daisy Weir, Sarah Wilson and Amy Winstanley.
The exhibition title, “OPENING”, takes on multiple meanings given the context of the show. Quite plainly, an exhibition has an opening. But, as the inauguration of a new art space in the city centre of Glasgow, the gallery itself might also be taken as an opening move: a beginning, an entering in, an overture.
A_Place Gallery is located in Adelaide Place Baptist Church, a neoclassical building from 1877, which has recently completed renovation works. The gallery launch coincides with a fresh lease of life for the building and a new chapter in its history as part of a community committed to the life and well-being of the city for nearly 170 years. (The exhibition is also taking place as part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days festival, for which the theme is “a sensory city”).
The exhibition features 15 artists for whom painting is a significant aspect of their practice. Painting represents another opening of sorts, a visual doorway into the thoughts, lives, preoccupations and concerns of each individual painter; each painting a modestly-sized portal to worlds beyond themselves, even as they each speak as defined objects within the world.
15 September - 29 September
Private View: Friday 15 September, 6 - 9 PM
Opening hours: Sun 2-4, Tues-Thurs 11-2 & by appointment

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Giovanni Giacoia, "Vertical and Horizontal Order (with Sibilant S)", 36 x 28 cm, acrylic on masonite, 2018

Maggie Hills, "Various Ghosts", 30.5 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2022 - 23

Gwenan Davies, "Fat Farmers Hands", 50 x 50 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2022 - 23

Daisy Weir, "Frame 1" "Light Forever", 32 x 33 x 7 cm, oil on board, wooden frame, earthenware features, 2023

Tess Glen, "Monday Rites", 55 x 55 cm, oil on mounted canvas, 2023 

Jamie Limond, "Jacket Pocket", 41 x 67 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2023

Sarah Wilson, "Back from a hiatus", 30 x 42 cm, oil on board, 2023

Richard Walker, "Stage Right", 73 x 52 cm, oil on board, 2023

Graham Lister, "Kind of Golden Light (cover up)", 21 x 30 cm, oil on board, 2023

Samuel O'Donnell, "Stop", 26 x 16 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2023

Neil Bickerton, "Black house", 19 x 26 cm, acrylic on board, 2023

Amy Winstanley, "Untitled", 35.5 x 31cm, oil on canvas, 2023

Jonathan Pinn, "Yaw", 55 x 30 cm, acrylic on jute, 2022

Sam Drake, "Promenade", 51 x 41 cm, oil on linen, 2023

Louise Evans, "Whirligig", 40 x 40 cm, oil on board, 2023

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