Frances Disley, Flo Gordon, Laura McGlinchey
The Suttie Arts Space
Mustard Blanket brings together three artists with a compulsion to provoke ideas with colour. The title of the exhibition is taken from the name of the commercial paint used on the gallery walls, and suggests a straightforward enveloping of the gallery in a way that enables the distinct practices of each artist to become blended. For Mustard Blanket, the artists explore colour as information, and as a carrier for expression.
Frances Disley is based in Liverpool at The Royal Standard. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at The Royal College of Art, London, and is currently a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist, and exhibiting at Baltic 39, Newcastle as part of “We are where we are”. Recent projects and exhibitions include “RRR”, live interactive performance/dance/workout/installation and single channel video, part of At the Library, commissioned by Sefton Libraries, Netherton Activity Centre, Liverpool (2018); “Abacus”, Bluecoat, Liverpool (2017); “SWAP Editions Edition 1 – ADHOC”, launched at Castor Projects, London (2017); “ART VAN” event part of Site Gallery’s public programme, Endcliffe Park, Sheffield (2017); performance “Charcoal Heather / Therma Sphere Max”, REC ROOM, Houston, Texas (2017); Liverpool Biennial Arriva Bus commission (2016), Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists exhibition, Liverpool (2016); “HERE”, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2016).
Flo Gordon graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2013 with a 1st Class BAHons in Art and Media. Since then she has produced work in 'The Number Shop Studios and Gallery', Edinburgh, which she has also helped to run. Her most notable recent exhibitions include 'REFRACTION', 24hourwindow for Glasgow International Festival 2018 and 'MELON, SLICE 2', The Number Shop Studios and Gallery for Edinburgh Art Festival 2017. Her work inherently tackles suppression with attempts to goad through her indulgent, autobiographical and self-reflective expressions.
Laura McGlinchey Graduated from Gray's School of Art in 2013 with First Class BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Painting. Presenting work in RSA New Contemporaries 2014 she was awarded the Maclaine Watters Medal, RSA Art Prize and selected to exhibit at New Scottish Artists, Fleming Collection, Mayfair London. Laura co-founded Artist collective, VAU, who have set up and maintain studios in Glasgow and facilitate artist talks and events across Scotland. Returning to Gray's Painting Department in 2015, Laura began a year long residency ending with her first Solo exhibition, 'Walking Towards the Mountain'. Currently based in Glasgow Laura has continued to exhibit across Scotland and is preparing to begin a Masters in Painting at Glasgow School of Art.