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11/01/2023 - 10/02/2023

Contemporary - Painting


Jack McGarrity - Theatre as Studio, Studio as Theatre

Mon-Fri: 10-6pm

London-based artist Jack McGarrity is originally from the West of Scotland. He trained at The Glasgow School of Art and The Royal Drawing School with residencies at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, having been awarded the Richard Ford Award, and in Florence for the John Kinross Award.

Equally concerned with both quotidian mundanity and the heightened reality of film and comic books, McGarrity creates new narratives that explore notions of the absurd, stillness and alienation in the modern world. Embodying a wry sense of humour, his collaged enactments present scenarios that are, at times, idiosyncratic and mordant whilst retaining an essential sentimentality. His work relates to the great tradition of narrative painting while is also located within the revival of figurative painting in contemporary practice.

For this body of work, McGarrity has again been observing the everyday with many images drawn from the immediate environs of his studio and flat but intertwined with multi-layered narratives.


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