Gregor Wright Dinosaur Expert I’m Feeling Lucky CCA Fri 19 September — Sun 2 November 2014
Dinosaur Expert I’m Feeling Lucky
Fri 19 September — Sun 2 November 2014
Tue – Sat: 11am – 6pm / Sun: 12noon – 6pm / Mon: Closed
Tel: 0141 352 4900
Gregor Wright is an artist based in Glasgow. His work is informed by a variety of interests including science fiction narratives, early computer games, gambling culture, philosophy of mind and “a passing interest in the occult”. These interests, linked by the premises of chance, logic and fantasy, also guide the artist’s approach to making work, acting as indirect conditions for the production of paintings, sculpture, relief and installation. The result is a focused experimentation with materials and an expansive practice which explores meaning in relationship to colour, objects and external influences.
Wright’s work is often entirely abstract, combining line, colour and space with occasional representational references. As the title suggests, he is concerned with unsystematic processes typified by the notion of ‘luck’, exploring how ideas of chance and control might function within his compositions. At the same time, Wright is open to historical and formal triggers and many of his works are decisively planned and wrought.
“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a façade of order – and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.” – Douglas Hofstadter, Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence of Mind And Pattern.
As part of the exhibition programme of events, CCA will screen Bertrand Tavernier’s Death Watch, a lost cult classic now digitally restored. This Glasgow-set sci-fi film will be accompanied by an introduction from Gregor Wright.
Join the artist and CCA Assistant Curator Ainslie Roddick for a tour of the exhibition on Sun 19 October at 2pm.
Little Dinosaurs: Kids Workshop – Sat 4 October, 11am, CCA Galleries, Free, Ages 0-10.
On All Hallows’ Eve, CCA will host a symposium with special guest speakers exploring magic, the spirit world and the occult. As part of the event, Gregor Wright will be giving away specially commissioned t-shirts cast with protective spells. Fri 31 October, 7-9pm, Cinema, Free, All ages.
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
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