Sandy Smith

“I thought it would be more personal”

A solo exhibition of new work.

Koh-I-Noor is proud to present an exhibition of new work by Glasgow-based artist Sandy Smith, made during a recent residency in Copenhagen. Smith mixes multiple genres in this new body of work, passing through installation, sculpture, drawing, text and performance in an ongoing struggle to search for meaning; any meaning. Laden with high and low-cultural references, the artwork becomes a continual work in progress, a no-mans land of naive optimism in a hundred year war of culture.

“My recent practice has been an attempt to make artwork that has no pre-determined meaning, through a deliberate and continual shifting of genre. However, by attempting to avoid genre, escapism itself has indirectly become a visual theme behind much of my work. The exhibition as a whole is a reflection of the process of producing artwork: the fundamental human desire to find meaning, when perhaps this process is its own purpose, rather than any end product.”

Sandy Smith graduated from the Environmental Art department of the Glasgow School of Art in June 2005. Since then Smith has exhibited extensively in the UK, and in June 2006 relocated to Copenhagen to pursue a career here, where he was quickly awarded an artist residency at the National Workshops for Arts & Craft. He has since returned to Scotland to teach at the Glasgow School of Art.

Exhibition opening Friday 24th November, 7-9 pm.