Frieze New York Online Viewing Rooms
Opening May 8-15 with a Preview May 6-7,
For Frieze New York 2020 Ingleby presents four gallery artists, living and working in Scotland; Andrew Cranston, Kevin Harman, Jonny Lyons and Katie Paterson.
Kevin Harman (b. Edinburgh, 1982), whose dumpster sculpture SKIP16 made on the streets of the Bronx was exhibited at Frieze New York 2018, returns with new monumental glassworks. These works are often made with recyled or re-purposed materials - discarded double-glazing window units which the artist splits apart, layering mis-tinted household paint onto the inside surfaces. The kaleidoscopic vistas which result are positioned somewhere between painting and sculpture, presenting paradoxical windows that, as Harman says 'become this other thing to be looked at rather than through'.
Andrew Cranston (b.Hawick, 1969) describes himself as a storyteller of sorts, without a clear story to tell. His narrative paintings, often made on the covers of hardback books, draw on a combination of personal histories, literature, images from cinema and observations of life. He says: ' Painting is a form of time travel, of conjuring up the past. Places, spaces people and imagining new possibilities. It is magic.'
Jonny Lyons' (b, Glasgow, 1988) explores the dramatic moment between 'cause' and 'effect' though sculpture, performance and photography. He often makes functioning sculptures or trick-of-the-eye set-ups to execute his mischievous tableaux, and at other times he reimagines with knowing affection the work of great film-makers such as Buster Keaton or Jean Cocteau. His photographs are not simply a record of a sequence of anarchic events, but are imbued with physical humour, wit and often melancholy.
Katie Paterson (b. Glasgow 1981) is quickly becoming established as one of the most important artists of her generation to consider our relationship to our environment and planet. Many of her projects seem unfeasible, yet working with scientists and researchers she consistently finds ways to realise complex projects with an elegant and coherent simplicity. The origins of her practice are gathered together in a series that she calls ‘IDEAS’ - short haiku-like sentences in solid silver - ’ideas' says the artist created 'to exist in the imagination of whoever reads them’.