A new exhibition in Glasgow is to throw the light on emerging artists who use traditional methods while still embracing contemporary art. It Is As It Was opens on 12 January at the Good Press Gallery and will showcase the work of five UK and international visual artists, who include a painter, a sculptor and a furniture maker.
They all use traditional techniques in their painting, collage, drawing and sculpture. Morgan Blair and Ryan Stuart Nault will represent the United States, Matthew Fyeld Canada, while R. M. Phoenix and Amy Hancock-Martin are UK-bred artists.
With this particular selection of artists, ‘it’s always the case that one artist relates to another’, Good Press Gallery says. For example, Phoenix uses surface textures in his work, which links up with Blair’s pattern and texture forms. Nault’s figurative way of painting ties in to Feyld’s simple techniques.
It Is As It Was will be accompanied by a ‘zine documenting words and images by the exhibiting artists.
It Is As It Was runs from 12 January-12 February 2012 at Good Press Gallery, based at MONO, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow, G1