20/4 Radius in Motion


I started the day with a visit to Recoat A solo exhibition:  Matt Mignanelli travelled from New York to paint an installation within the space and hung a collection of new paintings. You can only see the mural for the endurance of the exhibition, apparently Recoat turn their head and look away as they paint over their mural wall every time they prepare for another show. So it exists now done by Mignanelli himself.

323 North Woodside Road, G20 6ND

Recoat Gallery presents “Alphanauts” a duo exhibition from Scottish Graffiti Artists, Rekor and Lyken at LA Bartenders new venue, 44 Houston Street


Exhibition Viewing: Thursday 22nd April 6-10pm

Auction of Artwork: Thursday 22nd April 8.30pm

I then went over to

Entry/Exit an intervention in North Kelvin Meadow by Graham Lister. I like this piece for several reasons, this work is a


part of the artists’ community, it’s a part of a larger dialogue amongst the community that surrounds this open space; it has a history within the community and the work itself talks about the landscape and perspective, physically and conceptually. There’s a really nice story on video that I’ve posted as I was speaking to Graham about the vulnerability of the work to vandals.  I’m so pleased it has a happy ending. Take a picnic!

saveN. Kelvin Meadow

I was not supposed to cycle because I have a bad knee that doesn’t like it when I ride a bike, but I couldn’t resist temptation, there was a white bike outside Kelvingrove art Galleries and I used it to do my route across town and back. I left it where I found it and my knee complained. So I spent the rest of the afternoon exploring one of Radius’s on line exhibitions.

Stramash There are four audio works that are based around historical characters that have been re-invented through found text, creative writing and the voice. I think three of the characters are well known enough not to give you a background but one of them I didn’t know, and the audio work didn’t make sense until I knew this….

TAKI 183 is one of the most influential graffiti writers. His “tag” was short for Demetaki, a Greek alternative for his birth-name Demetrius, and the number 183 came from his address on 183rd Street in Washington Heights.[1] He worked as a foot messenger in New York City and would write his nickname around the New York streets that he frequented during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Knowing this made it much more enjoyable and made the audio piece come alive for me.

I love the diversity and the flexibility that the Internet can bring to Radius. I hope to be off to that temporary bar across from Stereo tonight, I’ll fill you in on the name when I know what it is.