We’re back at the Gallery of Modern Art to discuss the third instalment of NOW, a series of exhibitions which highlight the range of quality of work being made by artists associated with Scotland and across the globe.
At the heart of the exhibition is five rooms dedicated to British artist Jenny Saville. She is best known for her monumental paintings of the naked female body which she first developed for her graduation exhibition at Glasgow School of Art in 1992. It was during this time that she came to the attention of Charles Saatchi who commissioned Saville to create 15 new works which were later displayed at the Saatchi Gallery.
On show will be paintings and drawings spanning her 25-year career including a new acquisition for the collection – Study for Branded 1992. More recently, Saville has been working with charcoal and pastel in which she layers imagery to suggest movement. She draws from a range of sources including art of the past, graffiti, children’s drawings and ancient myths.
We will be concentrating on Jenny’s work for this session and will be joined by artist Karen Strang, who also studied at Glasgow School of Art, to discuss the work.