www.scotsman.com/scotland.../scotland/glasgow_at_... - United KingdomDec 11, 2011 – Glasgow has now claimed a third Turner Prize in as many years. So what's its secret, asks Anna Burnside.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Next Saturday, our artworks become the main fundraiser for our international exhibition in Berlin.
Exciting stuff. The website is live showing all the works up for grabs in the silent and live auctions.
To see all the fun stuff, click through the link.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We've been busy, after a trip to Paris over Halloween, its been work, work, work. The studio got a high shelf to help clear the way.
Now I made big stretchers just aching to get some canvas on and strap some image games to their fabric. Eh? Maybe after tomorrow's big tutorials.
Every day, things get turned inside out. The clutter starts to fall away, and clearer pictures appear. We can hope.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Each painting's resolution seems to inform the next painting's decision process. The interplay of formalism and expression provide the friction that makes these works interesting to me.
Monday, October 10, 2011
My new home for this year in the MFA, the JD Kelly building.
One of the bonuses of being in this building, is it is at the top of Garnet Hill, the tallest point in Glasgow. It also houses the printmaking department, making something in silkscreen ultra convenient!
My new studio window. I keep getting these great windows with a view.
I think their trying to set me up for distraction. It is nice to have, and I like that
it's a smaller slice of the wall, keeping more focus on the work.
Her Guitars at the Modern Institute
Saturday, October 8, 2011
At the top of the Macintosh, there lies spaces designed to study the landscape. These cubies with arches have large windows to study from a bird's perspective what lies beneath, outward and upward.
Our vision is obstructed to the variable of construction scaffolding that is temporarily in place on the building's exterior. The Windows were made using the small square panes that are useful for perspective, to relate the grid of the window to the grid of your drawing.
Meanwhile we look through the imposed structure to what lies out there.
The light changes, a temporal constant, like the changing city beneath.
Not unlike the temporal structure imposed on our view, a purposeful layering of the complexity of the landscape, upholding, protecting, imposing changing thing.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
What have you been waiting for, my new friends? I made you over the summer its time to shine a bit of light onto your existence. My time of my hibernation is over, and there comes a time to be more open, now that our presentations are done with and my 2nd year is now started. I am exited about what will happen this year with my work, and this is one way of me showing it. I will expand upon my process concerning the work in these spaces along with recording random Scottishness as per usual. I am happy that I have made discoveries in technique and content and managed to keep my underling structure consistent in this new work.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Aideen Doran Suzanne Dery Marie-Michelle Deschamps Tom Godfrey Hyojun Hyun Josée Ouellette Blake Peterson Benjamin Rankin Brent Ridge Sarah Rose Geneva Sills Justin Stephens James Winnett
Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Monday, August 8, 2011
This is our Friend. This was her book launch last November.
This is her reading from her book:
Sex, Drag, and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance.
We were into it, man.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Looking back at the recordings of my first year has given me a chance to breath perspective on how my setting has influenced my practice, and consequentially influenced my performance during my first year. It's like looking at what I was looking at through someone else's eyes. Here a fragment of my studio before I made mess all over it.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
In 1975 Connolly had a hit with the comedy single D.I.V.O.R.C.E.. That same year the documentary Big Banana Feet was filmed, taking its title from the outrageous banana boots in which he often performed, and he became famous throughout the UK.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Here I am, starting my studies at GSA last September and at that point, my studio is fresh and almost bare. It's an honest, but slightly redundant sentiment I expressed in clay before me. The night's skyline is seen through the window with the reflection of my painting I dragged with me from Brooklyn visible all at the same time. It feels strange to look at this image now, knowing what I felt then and what I feel now, a struggle that ensued over the past year to understand my art, and a new definition of what it means to be me.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This picture was taken last spring, before the leaves came out. We encountered this bubble creature on our path through the park. It makes a distortion of the trees, a micro world of light and a membrane of soap, and it stops you, moving you to observe its completeness, if only briefly.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
At this point, this blog will be both retrospective and current, mixing my experiences of the past year with what I've been doing this summer. These are rock formations found at the summit of Beallach na Ba (The Pass of the Cattle) located in the Applecross peninsula of the Scottish Highlands. It is reached by taking a narrow one lane road from Loch Kishorn rising from sea level to a summit of 2100. I am still unsure of distinct reasons behind the stacking the rocks. I think we can all feel the spiritual desire that results in such a totem. I am intrigued by the mystery that lies behind their individual stories, and somehow they just feel right in a place so far from your typical walk in life. You can see as far as the Isle of Skye from this place, and that is about as mythic as it gets in being inspired by landscape.
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- Brent Ridge
- Boston, MA, United States
- I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com