Jack Knox: Concrete Block

Jack Knox: Concrete Block
Dates: 5 July 2018 – 13 January 2019
Space: Gallery 4

Jack Knox: Concrete Block focused on paintings produced by the artist over a ten-year period from 1968 to 1978 and included many works that have never before been on public display. Alongside the paintings were images, on 35mm slides, of nearly every painting Knox produced from the 1950s onwards. What became apparent across the exhibition is the pleasure Knox took from simply looking; a joy in happenstance and an ability to capture and elevate the seemingly incongruous details of his everyday life. This is filtered through an appreciation and understanding of art history which manifests itself with a subtle sense of humour throughout.

Jack Knox (b. 1936 d. 2015) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in the late 1950s after which he spent time studying in the Parisian studio of André Lhote. On returning to Scotland Knox took up teaching posts at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and later as Head of Painting at Glasgow School of Art. All the while making work and exhibiting throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally, including exhibitions at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, The Serpentine, London and Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre.

Review/ Press coverage
The Scotsman

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