Industrial Aesthetics

Environmental Influences on Recent Art from Scotland

Featured Artist: Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Composition in Three Parts, 2010

Oil, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 19.7 x 19.7 in.

Dan Miller (b. 1980 in Brighton, UK) received his BA (Hons) from the Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Recent solo exhibitions include “CPH AIR” at the Copenhagen Artist in Residence Program, Factory for Art and Design (Copenhagen, 2010); “Totes Meer” at DUNK! (Copenhagen, 2008) and “Horatti/Curatti” at Atelier Am Eck (Düsseldorf, 2004). Miller has also shown at the Agency (London, 2011); Galerie Mark Müller (Zurich, 2010); Cartel (London, 2010); and the Embassy (Edinburgh, 2009). Miller has been granted numerous honors including a Creative and Professional Development Grant from the Scottish Arts Council (2010) and a Hope Scott Trust Visual Art Grant (2009).

Featured Artist: Duncan Marquiss

Duncan Marquiss

The Ghost of Natural Selection, 2007

Colored pencil and soft pastel on paper, 16.5 x 11.8 in.

Duncan Marquiss (b. 1979 in Dumfries, UK) received his MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2005. Selected solo exhibitions include, “Distressed Inventory” at Sorcha Dallas (Glasgow, 2011); “There is no You” at Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich, 2009); “Nachdrag” at Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Zurich, 2008); and “The Clay Wall” at Dicksmith Gallery (London, 2007). Marquiss has participated in group exhibitions at the E-Flux Space (New York, 2011); Hotel (London, 2010); and Marc Jancou Contemporary (New York, 2008), among other venues. Marquiss has received numerous honors including a grant from the Elephant Trust (2010) and the Scottish Arts Council Residency at Cove Park (2008).

The Modern Institute

Located in Glasgow, the Modern Institute is known internationally as a leading contemporary art gallery. Jim Lambie, a Turner prize nominee (2005), is represented by the Modern Institute and is participating in our upcoming exhibition “Industrial Aesthetics.” To view Lambie’s work and learn more about the Modern Institute please find the link to their website below.

Mary Mary

Mary Mary, located in Glasgow, is a prominent gallery contributing to the city’s vibrant art scene. Mary Mary represents many high caliber Glasgow based and international artists. Iain Hetherington, who is participating in our upcoming “Industrial Aesthetics” exhibition is represented by Mary Mary. To view Iain Hetherington’s work and learn more about Mary Mary as well as the artists they represent, please visit their website listed below.

Featured Artist: Iain Hetherington

Iain Hetherington

Group Engaged In What Looks Like Action, 2007

Acrylic and collage on canvas; 78.7 x 59.1 in.

Iain Hetherington (b. 1978 in Glasgow) earned his MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2004. Selected solo exhibitions include “Nought to Sixty” at the ICA (London, 2008); “Diversified Cultural Workers” at Mary Mary Gallery (Glasgow, 2008); “Other Mixed Background” at the Whitechapel Project Space (London, 2006) and “Eyes in the Heat”, Glasgow Project Room (Glasgow, 2006). The exhibition “Hau Auf Die Leberwurst!” (with Alex Pollard) was held at Bender Space (London, 2011). His work has been included in exhibitions at The Duchy (Glasgow, 2010); the Hattan Gallery (Newcastle, UK, 2010); Jerwood Space (London, 2010); and the Monica de Cardenas Gallery (Milan, 2009).

Featured Artist: Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison

Jane, 2011

Found ceramic, epoxy resin, enamel paint; 7.9 x 5.9 x 4.7 in.

Jessica Harrison (b. 1982 in St. Bees, UK) received her MFA from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include, “Broken” at the Jealous Gallery (London, 2011); “Jessica Harrison” at the Peter Potter Gallery (Haddington, UK, 2009) and “Collection” at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh, 2005). Harrison has also exhibited at the Halle Saint-Pierre Museum (Paris, 2011); Whitespace (Edinburgh, 2011); the O+ Festival (New York, 2010); The New Art Gallery Walsall (West Midlands, UK, 2010); the Pier Arts Centre (Orkney, UK, 2010); and the Market Gallery (Glasgow, 2009). She has received numerous awards including the RSA Sculpture Prize from the Royal Scottish Academy (2007).

Featured Artist: Ilana Halperin

Ilana Halperin

Physical Geology (new landmass/fast time), 2009 
Super 8 Film transfered to DVD; 3 minutes, 48 seconds

Ilana Halperin (b. 1973 in New York) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2000. Solo exhibitions include, “Physical Geology (slow time)” at Artists Space (New York, 2009); “Physical Geology” at the Manchester Museum, Alchemy Project (Manchester, 2008); “Towards Heilprin Land” at Doggerfisher (Edinburgh, 2007); and “Infinite Orogeny” (with Adam Putnam) at Studio Visconti (Milan, 2007). Halperin has participated in exhibitions at Compton Verney (Warwickshire, UK, 2010); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, 2010); and the Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, 2009); Halperin is the recipient of numerous awards including a British Council Darwin Now Award (2009) and a Scottish Arts Council Artists Award (2006).