Objective, A Citywide Conversation on Sculpture, is taking place in Glasgow with 16 venues across the city exhibiting sculpture, events and performances in March and April.
Having seen the map showing the locations of the venues, one lunchtime I had a quick conversation with sculpture. First I visited the Patricia Fleming Projects Art in the Public Realm exhibition at South Block which detailed the development of two projects.
I then dashed through the streets of Glasgow to the excellent Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). As a bonus I stumbled across a piece of public art I had never spotted before (too many lunches in front of the computer !). Built into the wall of a restored B-listed building (named The Subirachs Building) is a carved sandstone Bust:
‘The Client’s love of the City of Barcelona was expressed by the insertion of an inverse Bust in the Main facade sculpted by the Catalan artist Josep Maria Subirachs who is responsible for work on Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.’
Inside GOMA I had time for a brief exploration of the exhibition ‘Every Day’. It comprises sculptures from six Glasgow artists which explore familiar objects, juxtaposing, and reworking them in different media. A glimpse of these is provided through Tim Steads wooden viewing room ‘The Peephole’.
I will not reveal anymore, other than to say that there are some striking and thought provoking individual pieces, together which are well worth a journey to GOMA to explore further. Further details of Objective can be found at the GOMA wordpress website or downloaded on pdf map.
And if you cant come to Glasgow,
go explore your city, your neighborhood, for sculpture and take part in the conversation….