Stuart Low has an art practice that reaches beyond the art studio. He is actively engaged in the Glasgow and UK art culture, and often feeds his interest in the arts through getting involved in many different creative projects.
In addition to writing art reviews and invigilating the Project Ability gallery, Low has been an important facet to many of Project Ability’s research projects. Most recently he has been working with a small team of Project Ability artists and a team from the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre on an important venture concerned with Joyce Laing and her vast collection of Outsider art. This collection has been donated to Glasgow Museums and Stuart Low along with the other selected artists will be making a piece of work from, and in response to, this important collection. Low very often gets involved in writing and spoken word workshops both at Project Ability and other venues around the city.
Low uses his creativity to fuel his own practice and to inspire others. The paintings and drawings on display in Ten Bottles have all been created in the last year. When we first saw these brightly coloured bottle canvases we knew straight away they would make a great exhibition. It is inspiring to see an artist hone in on a specific subject matter and to devote their time and attention solely to that subject for a period of time. The work that develops from a single idea can often lead to a thoughtful and intriguing body of work, as is the case with ‘Ten Bottles’. We love the choice of colour, composition and line work in these canvases.
We are delighted to be exhibiting this new body of work for the first time. They are a unique set of paintings and drawings that focus on the bottle – the contour, shading and the many different colours that glass bottles are made of.