The Royal Standard: White Teeth in the Planetarium by James McLardy

13 – 28 April 2013

Open Friday – Sunday 12.00 – 17.00 (By appointment)

Private View: 12 April 18.00 – 21.00

Drawing influence from either side of the Modernist movement, ‘White Teeth in the Planetarium’ presents a series of dystopian sculptures made from pigmented wax, fibreglass  clear acrylic, paint and plastic laminate. Monumental forms and fragmented arrangements are dressed up in fake-façades, forging unstable material relationships. Ziggurats, ellipses and fluting dissect more purposeful lines. Art Deco meets Brutalism – Liverpool’s Queensway and Kingsway ventilation buildings in conversation.

Whether through detailed, opulently finished or more immediate processes, McLardy’s sculptures represent an artist intent on questioning notions of aestheticaand materialist authenticity through quizzical and sometimes comic means.

Recent shows include ‘Legacy: Five Schemes, First Variation’ at High Cross House and  ‘Magnum Opus’ at the Dye House, London and ‘Last Chance’ at SWG3, Glasgow.


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