A few minor details:
If doubtful remember, one colour-coded chit each/ keep your cloth stapled to the table.
Any man who sings is a pleasure to his friends but any man who chants is not a pleasure to his associates.
(Before) any salty tongues glimmer… ball and fingers must find where the orange is sweet.
Lifting its title from a subordinate clause in a popular game manual, ‘if any, before’ is an exhibition of new works by Francis Caballero, Tim Dalzell and Caitlin Merrett King – recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art and recipients of The Phoenix Bursary. The artists share a spontaneous approach to making and a focus on hyper-real representations and simulations of the everyday.
Francis Caballero graduated with BA (Hons) Painting and Printmaking from The Glasgow School of Art in 2014. He is a member of Glasgow-based collective Fanfare and was involved in the organization and exhibiting of Perm, a recent series of five one-night-only, solo shows. Recent Exhibitions include Fanfare II, Veneer Gallery, Glasgow (2014), School of Fine Art Showcase, McClellan Galleries, Glasgow (2014). Gjallarhorn and the 10 Fight Losing Streak, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (2015).
Tim Dalzell graduated with BA (Hons) Sculpture & Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and has since continued to work in Glasgow. After graduating he co-founded the YAKA collective. Dalzell was recently selected for the New Contemporaries exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy and was awarded the Sir William Gillies Bequest Award. He has also been selected for a follow up exhibition ‘New Scottish Artists’ (2015) opening at The Fleming Gallery, London in May 2015.
Caitlin Merrett King graduated with BA (Hons) Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art in 2014, completing a semester at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore in 2012. Earlier this year she co-curated Perm, a series of five solo one-night-only exhibitions at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow. She is also a member of the Glasgow-based artist collective Fanfare. Recent exhibitions include Key Lime Pie, Glasgow Open House Festival (2015); Faux Sho, curated by (It’s all) Tropical, Assembly House, Leeds (2015); Bacon Scissors, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (2015); Voidoid 002, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow (2014).
‘if any, before’ is the final exhibition presented by The Telfer Gallery at our Merchant City location. In September 2015, The Telfer Gallery will open a new ground floor, public facing gallery space in the heart of the Barras Market in the immediate East End of Glasgow. The new gallery space is part of a wider capital development project led by MANY Studios CIC and is supported by the Barras Vacant and Underused Floorspace Grant Scheme, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
Since 2012, The Telfer Gallery has presented new work from local, national and international artists. As well as showcasing recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art, we have exhibited international artists such as Yuri Pattison (London), recently selected for British Art Show 8, and Elizabeth Corkery (Boston). We have facilitated residencies and collaborated with Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) as well as curating projects for Edinburgh Arts Festival 2013, Annuale 2013 & 2014 and Glasgay Festival 2013.
In summer 2015 we will present a specially commissioned event by Abigale Neate Wilson, in collaboration with Scottish Book Trust, for Edinburgh Art Festival 2015 and present a curated selection of work by emerging artists at The Manchester Contemporary 2015.