Andrew Grassie

Andrew Grassie
Library Shelf Location 18.GRAS
Publication Date 2013
Description Rennie Collection is pleased to present the first solo North American museum exhibition of Scottish artist Andrew Grassie from September 29, 2012 to January 26, 2013. A casual glance at one of Andrew Grassie's diminutive, hyper-realistic pictures, one might think they are viewing documentation photographs of an exhibition or of an artist's studio. A closer inspection reveals Grassie's works to be carefully constructed paintings made using egg tempera-based pigments, an antiquated medium known for its permanence - a remarkable juxtaposition to the fragility and disposability of photography. Grassie's pictures depict renowned exhibition spaces strewn with the detritus of installation preparations, they propose imagined exhibitions, capture paintings in progress, and portray the purgatorial atmosphere of gallery storage spaces. The intimate scale and pensiveness of his production imbues his works with a self-reflexive and deeply considered narration of the insularity of art production and the internal mechanisms and contrivances of institutions.
ISBN 9780986596155
Quantity 1
Pages 72
Author Darian Leader
Format Hardback
Publisher Rennie Collection at Wing Sang
Related Artist Andrew Grassie
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality Scottish
Language English

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