Easy Does It

Littlewhitehead, Throbbing gristle, 2013,
novelty chihuahua

GlasgowArt & Culture

Easy Does It

Creating curiosity from the commonplace...

easy does it is the name of this exhibition at Glasgow’s David Dale Gallery and Studios, which “examines the complexity inherent within the simplest of actions”. Now I don’t know about you, but whenever I’ve tried to stick a dog to the wall by its head, it’s been anything but easy – a proper bugger if I’m honest. But then again, I’m an insult to the word amateur, unlike the 11 artists who have contributed to this, the first of three exhibitions on the theme.

Kevin Hunt is both curator and contributor, alongside artists Carwyn Evans, Fiona Curran, Hannah James, Jo Addison, Jo Coupe, Leo Fitzmaurice, Littlewhitehead, Sean Edwards, Tom Godfrey and Tom Ireland. I’m not going to try to pretend I’m crystal clear on every aspect of these works, but the idea of meticulously arranging commonplace objects together to create something interesting or beautiful is certainly one worth looking at, if not stepping in. This first instalment runs until Saturday, 23rd February, with the second part at Aid and Abet in Cambridge from 6th June and the third at Blackpool’s Supercollider opening on 23rd August.

Easy Does It

Fiona Curran, Surplus to requirements, 2010 – 13,
mixed media

Easy Does It

Leo Fitzmaurice, Echo$SHELL, 2013,
eviscerated holiday brochure

Easy Does It

Fiona Curran, The waiting ground, 2013,
mixed media

Easy Does It

Installation view

Easy Does It

Littlewhitehead, Slab, 2013,
cement, steel poles, steel mesh

Easy Does It

Jo Coupe, Clart, 2012,
Blu-Tack, 23 carat gold leaf,
lab-grown synthetic gemstones

Easy Does It

Fiona Curran, It’s hard to get lost when you don’t know where you’re going, 2010,
acrylic sheet and postcard

Easy Does It

Installation view

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