Andrew Grassie at the Talbot Rice Gallery
The Talbot Rice Gallery is pleased to present a survey exhibition of recent and new work by Andrew Grassie.
Grassie's work over the past decade has slowly established him as one of the most individual artists working in Britain today.
For his first major solo exhibition in Scotland, Painting as Document, the gallery has brought together a selection of the artist's output from the past ten years.
The exhibition runs until 27 September 2008 and admission is FREE.
Painting as Document
Borrowing works from other recognised artists, Grassie creates paintings of gallery interiors displaying the loaned pieces.
He often arranges the work in fictional exhibitions, only ever existing in the painting - making him a virtual curator of sorts.
Grassie’s work makes us question art world values, and the inherently derivative nature of contemporary art today.
As onlookers, we are left to decide which has higher status - the original artworks represented within the paintings by Grassie, or the actual picture plane that he creates.
Andrew Grassie was born in Edinburgh in 1966 and studied at St Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He lives and works in London.
The Talbot Rice Gallery
The Talbot Rice Gallery promotes knowledge, understanding and new ideas, realised through thematic exhibitions, events and publications.
The Gallery presents up to 5 major exhibitions per year in the main gallery and additional projects in the round room space.
A full menu of public events supports the temporary exhibitions programme.
Andrew Grassie – Painting as Document
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (Art Festival Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 2 - 5pm) Admission Free.
Thursday 31 July 2008, 11.00pm
Friday 26 September 2008, 11.00pm
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL