Artist: Morgan Quaintance
Exhibition title: Hysteresis
Venue: David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Date: June 15 – July 27, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
David Dale Gallery is proud to present Hysteresis, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by artist and writer Morgan Quaintance. An installation of three films, each work deals with how past events have impacted, or been occluded from, the UK’s artistic and socio-cultural present. From art world debates of the 1990s to experimental music and developments in a British postwar family’s life, the trilogy’s ostensibly disparate subject matter is unified through a shared commitment to progressive thought and action.
The trilogy consists of Another Decade (2018), a film foregrounding the distance between academic art world debates of the 1990s and the dynamic vitality of cultural and political life outside institutions in the UK’s capital; Anne, Richard and Paul (2018), a portrait of the experimental music of Bow Gamelan Ensemble, an artist group who made music from the matter of pre-gentrified East London, commissioned by Live Art Development Agency (LADA); and Early Years (2019), an account of one woman’s first generation diasporic experience in Britain newly commissioned by KARST, Plymouth.
This exhibition is part of a series of three exhibitions taking place at LUX, London (15th May – 22nd June, 2019) and KARST, Plymouth (15th April – 11th May 2019).
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving-image work has been shown recently at, LIMA, Amsterdam, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Jerwood Space, London, 14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, London Film Festival 2018, November Film Festival, London, Palace International Film Festival, Bristol, and Videonalle.17, Bonn.
Early Years, Morgan Quaintance, 2019, film still.