Launch Night: Friday 22 Feb // 6 - 8pm (all welcome!)
Exhibition open: 23 Feb - 24 Mar 2019 // opening hours - Thu 5-8pm // Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
We are delighted to launch our new Look Again Project Space with ORAL SUSPENSION - a collaborative project by Scottish artists David Blyth and Nick Gordon, that celebrates Scottish cultural heritage through an investigation of the customs and folk traditions surrounding the Skate, in fishing communities in Aberdeenshire and Orkney.
The exhibition is the product of an ongoing dialogue between Blyth and Gordon, where oral traditions and storytelling inform the development of the work. The artists have met with fishermen, fishmongers and other skateholders (Orkney Skate Trust) who aim to raise public awareness of this critically endangered species.
Building upon the legacy of artists such as Bellany, Ensor and Soutine, this project weaves together multiple forms of knowledge and experience to create a contemporary portrait of this uncanny fish of the North Sea.
David Blyth and Nick Gordon are both graduates of Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Their individual practices share a pre-occupation with human-animal relations and with museological approaches in the display and transmission of artifactual information.