Talbot Rice Gallery

Adrien Hester




At times when we touch and I place the palm of my hand on the bare of your back, I think about the potential for an exchange of experience in this way - non-linguistically. I think this is perhaps possible between bodies, as it is with architecture. 

The project takes it’s starting point from a number of mid-century architectural drawings held within the special collection at the University of Edinburgh:  ’A boys club’,  ‘A country banking estate and the manager’s house’ and ‘A gymnasium and a swimming pool’. The language of the plans is direct and the drawings themselves were never-realised, leaving behind redundant plans for three conceived but non-existent spaces. 
These spaces have become the location for the three fictional narratives explored through the voice of an ambiguous central character picking at the relationship between ideology and architecture. 
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Adrien Hester (b. 1990) is an artist living and working in Glasgow. Recent projects and exhibitions include: ‘Why are you so blue?’, a new collaboration with Sean Patrick Cambell performed at Pine’s Eye, Talbot Rice Gallery (2018) Platform 2017, The Old Fire Station, part of Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh; Active Model, Glasgow Open House, Glasgow (all 2017); Alt., Bargain Spot Project Space, Edinburgh (2015); Heading Southwest, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York (2014); Beyond the Visible and Back Again, performed at Speechbuster, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Clemente, New York (2014) and Klapaucious, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh (2014). Most recently Adrien presented a solo exhibition 'There is no visible route to the vanishing point', Intermedia Gallery, CCA,Glasgow,  in Autumn 2017.
Along with Adam Castle, Adrien was selected for the TRG3 Venice Residency in 2017 and spent a research week in Venice during the 57th Biennale la Venezia.