19 January - 23 March 2014
Inverleith House is delighted to launch its 2014 exhibitions programme with a major solo exhibition by Alex Dordoy (b.1985, Newcastle-upon-Tyne), his first in a UK public gallery. Made for Inverleith House, all of the works in persistencebeatsresistance are being exhibited for the first time: paintings, sculptural plinths, cast objects and large wall drawings have been installed by the artist throughout the gallery in its seven ground and first–floor rooms.
Dordoy’s working methods embrace both skilled craft and high technology, use existing objects, photographs, images and patterns, and co-opt processes which reference reproduction and duplication. Dordoy casts and moulds using materials such as plaster, glass and silicone; he reproduces imagery by scanning, printing, photocopying and by direct transfer; and he manipulates images digitally using computer software or the application of paint. In this way Dordoy builds up layers of reference and association until the original sources become remnants.
Alex Dordoy (b. 1985, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Lives and works in London) studied at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2009 – 2011), California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles (2005) and Glasgow School of Art (2003 – 2007). In 2013 he presented solo exhibitions Caster and Krast Crack Autumn, GRIMM, Amsterdam, and at ReMap4, Athens and in 2012 he presented solo exhibitions at Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, and The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Group exhibitions include DOES THE IT FIT, curated by Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, CIRCA Projects, Newcastle, A House Leaves: Second Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (both 2013), and Recent British Painting, curated by Tom Morton, GRIMM, Amsterdam (2012). In 2014 he will present solo exhibition De Ateliers Debuut Serie at Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag.
Alex Dordoy is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow and Grimm, Amsterdam.
Herbarium Tour with Alex
Dordoy, Lorna Glancy and Adele Smith
Friday 14 March, 2 – 3pm
the artist and the Herbarium Staff as they discuss the diversity
and significance of the Garden’s collection of almost 3 million plant
Part of the Herbarium Building’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2014.
Alex Dordoy and Tom Morton In Conversation
Saturday 15 March, 3 – 4pm
Join the artist as he discusses persistencebeatsresistance with writer, independent curator, and Contributing Editor of frieze magazine, Tom Morton.
(Events free but booking is essential. Contact email@example.com to reserve a place).
Corin Sworn 12 April - 22 June 2014:
Corin Sworn, winner of the 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women, will present new work at Inverleith House this spring made after a period of research into the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Herbarium's collection of plant specimens. The exhibition will also present the first Scottish showing of The Rag Papers, first presented at Chisenhale, London in 2013.
Florian Hecker: Articulação
Sunday 11 May, Time TBC
Performance and album launch by the internationally renowned sound artist. More details coming soon.