Greig Burgoyne presents exhibition of newly commissioned work at The Lowry

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Greig Burgoyne presents exhibition of newly commissioned work at The Lowry
Greig Burgoyne, Floor work, 2023. Hessian, Jute string and Silk, dimensions variable. Image © Michael Pollard



SALFORD.- Presented as part of The Lowry’s Edit Series the one who was standing apart from me is an exhibition of newly commissioned work by Scottish artist Greig Burgoyne, complemented and informed by several works on paper selected by the artist from the LS Lowry Collection. Burgoyne spent several visits over a period of six months exploring the collection, as well as the galleries themselves, when empty.  His focus was not on what we see, but what was absent and sensed.

Based on self-imposed rules and processes, Burgoyne’s work embraces seemingly contradictory ideas, such as using drawing to visualise the invisible. Rather than a literal interpretation, Burgoyne considers the invisible as the broader absences all around us. In this exhibition, these absences are explored through a series of videos and performances, as well as floor and wall-based works. Central to the exhibition is the performative nature of drawing itself. Going far beyond pencil on paper, this show encourages us to rethink the challenges and possibilities of gesture and mark making as being akin to an intensity of bareness.

The exhibition includes six new performance works on screen, realised in The Lowry Galleries and filmed across locations in Salford. Each of these absurdist performances are propositions about being present. Film works include Rock/Et, in which Burgoyne seeks to enact a pose from a drawing by Van Gogh titled Road to Tarascon, in Peel Park, Salford; and Confetti Football, which involves two five-a-side football teams playing with a small piece of confetti with the first team to score, winning.

Alongside screen-based works there are three sculptural interventions in the gallery space, made in relation to Burgoyne traversing the gallery spaces and utilising gestures inspired by LS Lowry drawings. Burgoyne covered the gallery floor in hessian pieces, a material he is attracted to for its utilitarian qualities, and functions as a means to both protect and hide something. Hand stitched together they become the sum of the areas of spaces missed and overlooked. A large wall painting will inject the colour yellow into one of the gallery spaces, drawing attention to an intensity of emptiness.

The new works are complemented by several works on paper by LS Lowry, selected by Burgoyne for their conceptual properties. Burgoyne is drawn to the figures and their movements; where they have come from or are going to is unclear. Claire Stewart, Curator of the Lowry Collection says, “It’s been a fascinating and enormously enjoyable process going through every drawing by LS Lowry in the collection and seeing them through Greig’s eyes. Lowry’s pictures are so often full of people occupying large open spaces but Greig’s interest has been in the space around the figures, their absence rather than their presence. From that starting point he has developed surreal and engaging work, derived from Lowry but entirely fresh and unique.”

On the opening weekend, Burgoyne will present Lowry Workout, a performance that will take place within the LS Lowry Collection Galleries. Performers will imitate body language featured in Lowry's figures, reiterating gestures repeatedly, while being inside the confines of handcrafted hessian sacks.

Burgoyne will also present a mass participatory performance entitled Post-it Note Disco on the closing weekend, featuring 100 participants covered head-to-toe in sticky notes. Each performer will dance and move until all the notes have fallen.

Zoe Watson, Contemporary Curator at The Lowry, says “Greig offers a fresh perspective on drawing and our sense of space, highlighting absences and what is often overlooked. He has also given us an exciting new approach to engaging with Lowry and the works in our collection. With Greig’s focus on absence and nothingness, he paradoxically turns nothing into something, visualising the invisible.”

EDIT is a strand of the exhibitions programming at The Lowry that enables artists and performers to develop previously unexplored ideas in a gallery setting. Its short-term format allows for ambitious presentations of work, often participatory and engaging with new audiences. Previous invited EDIT artists have included DJs, dancers and choreographers, illustrators, and artist collectives.










Today's News

March 12, 2023

Long-lost letters bring word, at last

Galerie Templon Brussels opens an exhibition of works by French artist Jean-Michel Alberola

Gagosian exhibits Albert Oehlen paintings and Paul McCarthy sculptures

'Jamie Johnson: Growing Up Travelling' on view at Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Rago/Wright announces highlights of their Post War & Contemporary Art sale

Exhibition is dedicated to the work of the Polish pioneer of geometric abstraction Wacław Szpakowski

Karma exhibits recent sculpture by Thaddeus Mosley

Reflex Amsterdam presents 'Eveningside' by Gregory Crewdson

Clars announces highlights of their Spring Design auction

Diego Rivera's America presents in-depth look at legendary works

Solo exhibition of new video works by peter campus opens at Cristin Tierney Gallery

Colby Museum of Art brings together two extraordinary artists: Ashley Bryan and Paula Wilson

Why is a day job seen as the mark of an artist's failure?

Nan Goldin is ready for Oscar night

Michael Tilson Thomas revels in the present with the New York Phil

Review: In 'Misty,' a restless artist grapples with a gentrifying city

A Tolstoy Adaptation Has New Relevance

Review: In this dance, even the nose scratches are choreographed

For rare book librarians, it's gloves off. Seriously.

Suzy McKee Charnas, writer of feminist science fiction, dies at 83

Greig Burgoyne presents exhibition of newly commissioned work at The Lowry

Wilding Cran Gallery presents a selection of new paintings by Robert Gunderman

Spot, record producer who captured the fury of 1980s punk, dies at 71

How to integrate Chat GPT with WhatsApp?

Understanding Diabetes-Related Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful