Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is excited to present its Summer exhibition, a new collaborative project by Glasgow based artists Rachel Adams and Tessa Lynch. They have used Frances Gabe’s invention, the self-cleaning house, as a framework by which to look at laborious making techniques and connotations of domestic mess.
Rachel and Tessa have been working as artists in residence over the last couple of months, creating collaborative work for the first time in an involved way. Both artists share an interest in elevating craft and household activity, often associated with women’s work, into the realm of art. These themes are in stark contrast to the staged space of House for an Art Lover where no domestic chaos or mess is allowed.
The artists have been tangled in one another’s practices for a decade yet have never had the opportunity to work together in an involved way. This newly developed collaborative practice hints at the supportive nature of Margaret MacDonald’s role in Mackintosh’s career, evident in their exchange of love letters – in turn exposing the hidden network of artistic support and friendship that keeps Glasgow’s artistic community thriving.
This exhibition and the associated programme is kindly supported by: the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the WM Mann Foundation, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Scottish Funding Council and The Eaton Trust.