Monday, 18 April 2016

Glasgow International - Oxford House - Kate V Robertson and Carol Rhodes

Two beautifully considered solo exhibitions (by Kate V Robertson and Carol Rhodes) are housed within the quirky 'chicken-liver pate' coloured building that is Oxford House.


semper solum

Semper Solum is an ambitious new installation responding to the site and context of the courtroom in Oxford House – open to the public for the first time in its new incarnation. The works on show relate to individual and collective identity and play with ideas of binaries, opacity and judgement and hover between recent past and the near future temporalities.

This is a stunning exhibition in which the work draws attention to the features of the building as much as the features of the building frame the work.



Rhodes is known for her small-scale paintings depicting, from an aerial perspective, encounters between nature and human settlement. This show focuses on works made since 2007 and includes a number of the preparatory drawings that Rhodes makes for each of her paintings. These have rarely been exhibited anywhere and are for the first time being presented in direct dialogue with her paintings. The intention is to reveal the deeply layered and rich complexity of Rhodes’s practice.

The colour palette of many of the paintings is ideally suited to the tones of the gallery space.

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