ALTERNATIVE DEGREE SHOW

THE BRIGGAIT, GLASGOW, 2021.


A GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE BRIGGAIT, GLASGOW, IN JUNE OF 2021. ORGANISED BETWEEN THE 2020 AND 2021 GRADUATE COHORT OF 2021 AS AN ALTERNATIVE DEGREE SHOW DUE TO COVID CANCELLATIONS.



THE PIECES ARE IN FLUX

SALT SPACE, GLASGOW, 2020



SIX FOOT GALLERY

PENAGON CENRE, GLASGOW, 2020

ACROSS THE SEA

NEW GLASGOW SOCIETY, GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
DEKALB GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA, 2019


AN EXCHANGE EXHIBITION BETWEEN THE FOURTH YEAR PAINTING & PRINTMAKING STUDENTS OF THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART AND THE EQUIVALENT STUDENTS AT THE PRATT INSTITUTE, NEW YORK. THE OIL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS BOARD (LEFT) WERE EXHIBITED AT THE NEW GLASGOW SOCIETY, GLASGOW.
THE PENCIL AND CHAROCOAL DRAWING (RIGHTS OF A GODHEAD, RIGHT), WAS EXHIBITED AT THE DEKALB GALLERY, NEW YORK.





SOUP

GLUE FACTORY, GLASGOW, 2019

A GROUP EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY THE GSA PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 3RD YEAR CLASS OF 2019. FEATURING THE WORK OF OVER 60 ARTISTS, CROSSING A MULTITUDE OF DISCIPLINES, INCLUDING FILM WORK, INSTALLATION, ANIMATION, PAINTING, DRAWING AND PRINTMAKING.

THE ARTWORK EXHIBITED BY ABSALOM COMPRISED OF A DIPTYCH PIECE: TWO 1x1m OIL PAINTINGS ON FOUND WOOD. THE PAINTINGS ARE REIMAGININGS OF AN ELIZABETH I AND PAPAL PORTRAIT, EMPHASISING THE GROTESQUE ELEMENTS OFTEN UNDERLYING IN ICONOGRAPHIC AND REGAL PORTRAITS. AT THE TIME, THE ARTIST WAS INVESTIGATING IDEAS OF CULT VISION, RELIGIOUS HEGEMONY AND THE SYMBOLIC PERFORMATIVITY OF DOGMATIC HAND GESTURES WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND THEIR DIFFERING MEANING WITHIN ALTERNATIVE CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS.




TRUST IN LANSLATION

BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, 2018


A GROUP EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY 15 FINE ART STUDENTS, STUDYING AT THE BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN, ISRAEL, AS PART OF A STUDY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME.
THE PROCESS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTWORKS WAS VITAL TO THE OUTCOME OF THE EXHIBITION, AS EACH ARTIST PRODUCED A PRELIMINARY IDEA FOR AN ARTWORK, WHICH, BY PROCESS OF RANDOM SELECTION, WAS PASSED ON TO ANOTHER ARTIST TO WORK INTO OR CREATE SOMETHING INSPIRED BY, FOR THE PERIOD OF ROUGHLY A MONTH. THIS PERFORMATIVE WAY OF CREATING WORK ALLOWED FOR A VARIETY OF MEDIAS IN THE GALLERY SPACE, INCLUDING SOUND AND FILM WORK, COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, TEXTILES, DRAWING AND TYPOGRAPHY.
THE WORKS DOCUMENTED ARE EITHER PIECES WHICH ABSALOM CREATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS, AND REMAINED UNTAMPERED WITH, OR PIECES INSPIRED BY OTHER WORKS AT THE END OF THE MONTH: 'UNTITLED SELF PORTRAIT' - CHARCOAL AND SUGAR WATER ON FOUND WOOD, 'UNTITLED DRAWING' - COLOURED PENCIL ON A4 BRISTOL PAPER, 'UNTITLED COLLAGE', VARIOUS PAPERS WITH CHARCOAL, WHITE PENCIL, AND ACRYLIC PAINT.






INVISIBLE THREADS ARE THE STRONGEST TIES

ROSS STREET STUDIOS, GLASGOW, 2017

A GROUP EXHIBITION DISPLAYING WORKS ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES OF PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, COLLAGE, AND SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION, DISCUSSING THE COMMON THEMES OF FOLKLORE, MYSTICISM, TRADITION, AND FEMININITY.
AT THE TIME, ABSALOM WAS INVESTIGATING THE JEWISH CHARACTER OF LILITH, THE ORIGINAL, AND NON-SUBSERVIENT WIFE OF ADAM, AND HER ROLE WITHIN BOTH A THEOLOGICAL, AND POST-FEMINIST CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT.
THE RESULTING WORK EXHIBITED BY THE ARTIST WAS: 'GENESIS', LITHOGRAPH ON A3 SOMERSET PAPER, AND 'A LILITH OF SORTS', OIL PAINTING ON PRIMED CANVAS BOARD.



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