Tommy Grace & Kate Owens
& Kate Owens
OPENS: Saturday 17th November
CLOSES: Saturday 24th November
PREVIEW: Bloody Marys will be served from 12 - 3pm on Saturday 17th November. All welcome.
During the exhibition the gallery is open every day (including Sunday & Monday) from 10am to 5pm.
We are delighted to announce the 11th in our series of 26 exhibition pairings, a new site specific installation by Tommy Grace and Kate Owens which opens this Saturday.
Owens & Grace (b. 1979) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002 and are two of Scotland's most exciting emerging artists. The pair are founder members and curators of influential artist-run gallery The Embassy in Edinburgh and alongside their individual practice, over the past 2 years they have also made work collaboratively. Long-listed for the Beck's Futures Award in 2006, their recent exhibitions include In-Residence, at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2006), The Garden at Castlefield, Manchester (2005) and Young Athenians at the Royal Scottish Academy (2006), now showing in Greece as part of the 1st Athens Biennial until December 2007. Both have also held solo exhibitions at Collective Gallery Project Room, Edinburgh.
Their installation will make playful reference to art and architectural history, exploring current visual culture through that of the past. The gallery's elegant Georgian window will undergo a temporary transformation into stained-glass, filtering the sunlight and bathing the space in a synthetic pool of colour. This hue will illuminate a new triptych of photo etchings hand-tinted with a palette of E-numbers. These works juxtapose classical architectural features with the disposable detritus of everyday contemporary life, exploring ideas of anonymous authorship, and the legacy and lifespan of things.