Trance - Alexander Stalmann Simultan

(bug netting, aluminium foil & tape, polythene, fabrics, cord.)

The Duchy is a gallery working with the most exceptional recent graduates, emerging artists, more established practitioners and other artist-led initiatives. Established in 2009 and run by a team of two directors, Lauren Currie and Ainslie Roddick, the gallery and the gallery programme aims to promote a wide range of artistic experiences to a diverse audience, working towards being an inviting and inclusive part of the community whilst maintaining a high standard of support to artists within the programme.

Since opening in 2009, The Duchy has held 18 exhibitions, providing emerging and established talent with a community in which to share ideas and further their knowledge. Established in response to the need for a new professional platform for artists in Scotland, the gallery’s focus is to ensure the highest level of artistic quality and curatorial vision. The programme incorporates artists of varying experiences and aims to integrate these practices, rather than create a hierarchy of promotion. Situated within 2 shops units on the main thoroughfare to Glasgow’s east end, the gallery also aims to uphold the regeneration of the area by remaining a thriving beacon of activity, providing scope for dialogue and debate between the exhibiting artists and their audiences, as well as the local community and the wider public.

2012’s programme will bring several artists to Scotland for the first time and will incorporate a sculptural residency, links with other artist-run spaces in Europe, new graduates and established artists from around the UK. We will also be presenting 2 projects for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; London-based GSA graduate Pio Abad will present a solo show in the Duke Street gallery, whilst an off-site project Arrives in Starting will commission the work of 11 strong, emerging Scottish artists in the city.

The Duchy’s current exhibition, Alexander Stalmann Simultan, is open Friday and Saturday 12-6pm until 18 December. The exhibition incorporates vast illuminated canopies and structures made from tactile lo-fi ephemera such as plastic tarpaulin, wood, household spices, netting and paper, exploring a constant shifting of textures, surfaces, patterns and meanings.

‘Ideology’ - Alexander Stalmann Simultan

(battens, fabrics, polythene, tape, plastic sheet, aluminium foil, bungee cord, 
plastic hose, gold enamel, turmeric.)

Installation View

Next show:

Obstacles of Vision
Lynn Hynd
21 January – 11 February
Preview 20 January 7-9pm
Installation and works on paper by the Glasgow-based artist, exploring the relationship between line and form.

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