Artist Talk: Daphne Wright @GSA Thursday 26 February 6.30pm

Artist Talk: Daphne Wright
Thursday 27 February 2020
18:30 – 20:00

Location:  Reid Auditorium, Reid Building
The Glasgow School of Art
164 Renfrew St, Glasgow, G3 6RF

FREE but book through eventbrite

To mark the inclusion of Glasgow Museums’ collection work Home Ornaments (2005) by Daphne Wright in the GOMA exhibition Domestic Bliss, The GSA School of Fine Art Public Lecture Series and GoMA curator Katie Bruce present an artist talk from Daphne Wright. Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt – shifting between taughtness and mess, it sets imagery, materials and language in constant metaphorical motion. Using a wide range of materials – plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance – she creates worlds that are beautiful and rather eerie which feel like the threshold to somewhere new.

Presenting an overview of her practice and revisiting the work Home Ornaments, originally commissioned for during the redevelopment of the Gorbals housing estate in Glasgow by Artworks Project/ CZWG Architects and given to Glasgow Museums by the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London, Wright’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by curator Katie Bruce.

Graham Domke, Scott Myles, Daphne Wright
At Home
Saturday 29 February
1 – 2.30pm

You can also catch Daphne Wright At Home with freelance curator Graham Domke and artist Scott Myles. They will be in conversation at GoMA on Saturday 29 February in the exhibition Domestic Bliss from 1-2.30pm. Please join us and no need to book.


Graham Domke, Scott Myles, Daphne Wright
At Home
Saturday 29 February
1 – 2.30pm

Freelance Curator Graham Domke and artists Scott Myles and Daphne Wright request the pleasure of your company for a conversation in the exhibition Domestic Bliss.

No RSVP required but please be prompt.

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Daphne Wright (born 1963, Ireland) is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, and was elected as a member of the Aosdana, Irish Association of Artists in 2011. The artist has presented solo exhibitions at many venues including, A quiet mutiny, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2019; Prayer Project, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, MA, 2017; Emotional Archaeology, Arnolfini, Bristol and National Trust, Tyntesfield, 2016; At a time, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, 2015. She has also participated in group exhibitions Infinite Sculpture: Casts and Copies from the antique to today, Musée des Beaux

Arts, Paris, 2020, Plura (Project Spaces), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2015, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2008; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2000; P.S.1 in New York, 1999; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1997; and Tate Liverpool 1995.

Image Credit: Home Ornaments, 2002 – 5, Daphne Wright, mixed media, © the artist and courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery.

Graham Domke is a freelance curator and writer based in Glasgow. Domke was formerly Exhibitions Curator of Dundee Contemporary Arts and the Gallery and Exhibitions Manager of Inverleith House, Edinburgh. Domke has worked with significant artists including Jutta Koether, Roman Signer, Jonathan Horowitz, Maripol and Navid Nuur at DCA and Ed Ruscha, William Egglestone, Laura Owens, Franz West and Lawrence Weiner at Inverleith House. Domke has written for several journals including Contemporary, Circa, Product, Map and The List and has written catalogue essays on numerous artists including Cinthia Marcelle, Hiraki Sawa, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jim Campbell and Scott Myles.

Recent projects include Fed from the fiery springs film programme for LUX Scotland at the GFT and the group exhibition Chamber of Maiden Thought at Plant, Glasgow. Domke is currently Project Manager for the George Wyllie Foundation as they build a new art centre in Greenock opening in 2021 to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Wyllie (1921- 2012).

Scott Myles is a Scottish artist based in Glasgow, UK. His practice is strongly gestural and consists of sculpture, painting, printmaking, artist’s books, photography and performance-based projects: a kind of reactivation of ideas relating to the value of art and social reality by means of reusing already established codes.

Scott Myles’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zurich (2005); The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (2010, 2014, 2017); Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2012); Mumbai Art Room, (2014); Maison Lafayette (in collaboration with Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris (2014); Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2016); and Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019). His work has also been featured in group shows at Secession, Vienna (2003); Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London (2006), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (2008); Tate Liverpool (2011), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); The Menil Collection, Houston (2016); Luhring Augustine (2017); and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2019). Myles’s works are held in many private and public collections, including: Glasgow Museums; Tate Gallery, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The British Council Collection, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

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