Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

‘Tools For Survival‘ an exhibition by Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow Exhibition Preview: Thursday 8th August, 6-8pm Exhibition continues: 9th – 30th August For this exhibition the artists have created new work that investigates ‘tools for survival’ with a specific focus on the urban environment of Glasgow in relation to green space, the ‘hurricane low Q’ in 1968 and the 2002 Glasgow flash floods and other relevant sources to inspire, question and challenge notions of what it is that is required to ‘support our survival’ in current times both on a personal level and in abstract in a contemporary visual context. Jenny Pope | Jenny Pope is fascinated with tools, the human doer in her loves to collect rusty objects, catalogue, reconfigure, make and enquire. The human being in her asks questions around personal change processes, our ability to be open and fluid alongside our tendency to remain stuck. Jenny thinks of survival in psychological terms, she makes objects to convey both the desire for change as well as the ambivalence around the awkwardness of the process. In this exhibition Jenny is combining the presentation of her ‘Tools to Evoke Change’ sculptures with disused surgical trolleys, alluding to individual crisis as well as questions raised concerning around our current climate emergency. In her work Jenny endeavors to create talismans for hope in the future, along with mechanisms to deal with the difficult and often overwhelming overload of information from digital and personal sources. She has used the act of crocheting (in Sunrise Catchers) as a meditative process to deal with personally challenging times. She has envisaged the...