Woodlands Artists Residency Weekend

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Weekend Event

featuring:
Elin Jakobsdottir and Mark Sadler

Woodlands Workspace, 66 Ashley Street, G3 6HW

Opening: 
Friday 29th June 6-8pm

Exhibition: 
Saturday 30th June 12-5pm
Sunday 1st July 12-5pm

Free Event
includes refreshments and music
All welcome

In the outdoor area of Woodlands Workspace, Mark Sadler will display his ongoing portrait project entitled ‘Language Baby’. Over the last weeks Sadler has been present on the streets of Woodlands with his snack cart exchanging portrait drawings for language lessons. Sadler’s snack cart which has previously travelled as far as Cairo and Berlin is now painted with the Woodlands Community livery. During the residency he has been exchanging portraits for Urdu and Arabic lessons, as well as a violin rendition of the Dark Island from volunteers at the Community Cafe. Some of the portraits have already departed to Egypt, Iraq and Germany, but Sadler has retained copies and photographed his sitters to be able to present the portraits at this weekend event.

On Saturday 30th June Sadler will offer portraits to the visiting public in exchange for ideas, songs and languages. He has constructed special screens to surround sitters for portraits. These screens entitled Abri Kdl Abri, will also be used to display the portraits collected between April and June. Abri Kdl Abri is a kind of vernacular street furniture which incorporates portraits of close friends made over many years and images of people at work e.g. cleaning and sweeping and meditations on the meaning of art works. The reverse side of the Abri will be used as a black board to allow language lessons to continue!

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Elin Jakobsdottir, whose work encompasses painting, drawing, film and sculpture will present two works : ‘black paper cut-out No 3’ and ‘Chop’ . ‘black paper cut-out No 3’ was produced by using a small metal blade to cut spiralling rhythmic patterns out of a sheet of black painted cartridge paper.  Shown for the first time in Glasgow, it will be exhibited inside Woodlands Workspace alongside a new sculptural work entitled‘Chop’. Chop is a metallic response to the black paper cut out. A large scale semicircular steel blade slips through the gap in two lengths of wood and imbeds itself in a wooden platform. In contrast to the filigree lines of the paper cut-out which reveal optical pulses, the blank shapes of Chop’s interior are derived from Jakobsdottir’s personal pictorial lexicon of mysterious ciphers and semi organic forms. Chop presents the viewer with a complex game. The shapes cut into the blade are reminiscent of thoughts passing through a cross section of a brain or organisms under a microscope.

Old Kilpatrick Art Club, Summer Show 2018, Ardarden Farm Shop
The Art of Words, Thistle Gallery, 14 June, 2018

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