Thursday 19 July 2012

Collective Gallery Press Release - Mick Peter | Lying and Liars

Collective Gallery
Press Release

Mick Peter
Lying and Liars
2 August – 30 September 2012
Part of Edinburgh Art Festival

Lying and Liars is a new installation created specifically for Collective's space by Glasgow-based artist Mick Peter. The exhibition title is derived from British novelist B.S. Johnson's idea that narrative fiction is a form of 'lying' and the show explores the conflict between storytelling and formal experimentation by mixing different sculptural and architectural idioms. As well as showing Johnson's short film Paradigm in the project space there will also be a screening event, Lying and Liars on Film at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Friday 3 August. A range of Johnson's short films will be seen alongside films by experimental filmmakers and artists, which mix reflexive and experimental forms as ways of investigating the inadequacies of language.

This festival exhibition may be Collective's last in its present home. The gallery is moving from its long-term home on Cockburn Street to the City Observatory on Calton Hill. Collective has a role of developing new talent in the visual arts in Scotland and internationally; Mick Peter exemplifies this process. Collective both nurtures and challenges artists at pivotal stages in their career, Mick was first selected for New Work Scotland Programme in 2000, its inaugural year. Since that time Mick has gone on to exhibit internationally, and was included in the British Art Show 7 in 2010. Collective has taken this opportunity to present Mick's work to an international audience during Edinburgh Art Festival 2012 as a chance to reflect upon the organisation's activities over the last 12 years as it prepares for further developments.

Mick Peter
Born in Berlin. Lives and works in Glasgow.
MFA, Glasgow School of Art, 1998-2000 BA, Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford. 1994-1997

Recent exhibitions include:
2012: Entrance Entrance, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Who Decides?, Kunstverein Mannheim; Looping et Boomerang (collection FRAC Basse-Normandie), Les Bains-Douches, Alençon; 2011: Hypercolon, SMART Projects, Amsterdam; Les Innommables grotesques, L MD galerie, Paris; Two Nots, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris; Tao Foam, GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam; 2010: British Art Show 7, Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth; The Nose: Epilogue, Cell Projects, London; Dr Syntax versus the Paperweights, The Changing Room, Stirling; The Nose, La Salle de bains, Lyon.

Mick Peter is represented by Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris and Grimm, Amsterdam.