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New Art Pistol Gallery at Waterstones

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Here’s something a little different for the latest in a growing line of Art Pistol Pop Up Galleries.

We’ve partnered up with the wonderful Waterstones on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, to take over a space in their impressive tardis like store. Our first exhibition includes the work of 6 superb artists, more on them just shortly, and we’ll be hanging new artwork on a regular basis.

If you visited our lavish gallery space on Cochrane St last November or December then you’ll recognise a couple of favourites in Robotic Ewe and Natasha Todd, who impressed with works such as “Kong” and “Dundee”. We’re also introducing 4 new artists to the Art Pistol pop up parade; 2 we’ve been hanging out to hang on a wall for some time now in Jeremy Rossiter and Alison Johnson, you’ll see why. And 2 brand new artists to Art Pistol in Laura J Bates and Barry D Bulsara, whose colourful and playful work depicts popular film and TV, and 1970s Glasgow.

Here’s a little more on each artist, just click their name to see more of their artwork:

 

Laura J Bates

Cities evolve continuously and adapt to the changing needs of each new generation, and this series of digital prints presents the structures of an urban landscape as purely form and colour. Many of the buildings no longer exist, making the works a snapshot of the changing face of a city. Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with an MFA in sculpture in 2008.

The prints are taken from original black and white photographs that my uncle took in the 1970s. He is a keen amateur photographer and has an amazing archive of photos of the changing city.

Barry D Bulsara

From the Glasgow School of Art, now producing hand pulled limited edition screen prints heavily inspired from the pure escapism that came from going to the cinema and watching the latest science fiction or fantasy movies. There’s no deep meaning or conceptual theory to his art, and it isn’t meant to be taken too seriously, just enjoyed.

Robotic Ewe

Born in Glasgow just in time to enjoy the Atari 2600, Star Wars and the Smiles Better campaign. Studied photography at the Swansea Institute and currently creates digital & typographic work mostly based on pop culture.

Alison Johnson

A mainly self-taught artist, inspired by everything around her and her emotional response to it. As moods change, so do colours and atmospheres. Landscapes and abstractions dominate her work as they allow freedom of expression and a welcomed break from technicalities and detail.

Jeremy Rossiter

Trained at the Cambridge Art School at Anglia Ruskin University and specialising in oils and bold graphic design. Inspired by the epic drama of the natural landscape and the effect of changing light and weather. These posters of the mountains of Britain were inspired by early 20th century travel posters and wartime propaganda artworks

Natasha Todd

Graduated with a First Class Honours from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee where she received the John Milne Purvis Prize for Outstanding Painting and Drawing 2013.

“A Way of Processing Life” is a series of lithographs developed through an exploration of a variety of subtle colour palettes. It includes views of the same cities from iconic buildings, such as the Radio City Music Hall in New York, more hidden locations, Union Street, Glasgow and anonymous areas as in ‘New York’.

 

That’s the what, now for the how. Technology is playing a big part this time, depending on how much you embrace it that is. The works on the wall are all framed prints, a mix of limited edition and varied editions. They stay on the wall and with the help of a satisfying beep from a trusty QR Scanner, that’s the embracing part, you scan the tag beside each artwork, which takes you directly to that artwork on our website. You then buy the piece on your mobile, or save the details for later, and we send you another version from the edition. ‘Smooth’. If you want the piece exactly as it is on the wall, frame and all, get in touch and we’ll sort it out.

That’s our first show now open. You’ll find the artwork on the stairwells between ground level and the second floor, very close to the art and photography books in fact.

Waterstones is located at 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3EW and is open Mon-Wed 08.30-19.00, Thu 08.30-20.00, Fri 08.30-19.00, Sat 09.00-19.00 and Sun 10.00-18.00. If you’ve not been in before you should take a look. The place is massive; you could spend days, weeks, and months in there like a book loving fly caught in a web of books, thousands of books!

Enjoy the show and sign-up to be first to hear about our upcoming exhibitions at Waterstones. If you’re not lucky enough to live in Glasgow, and choose to holiday in the Med instead, remember all artists’ work is available to buy online too.

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