11th June - 27th 2021, Glasgow International
Skypark, access via Finnieston Street - entrance next to Big Licks. Come through the barrier entrance and look left.
Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down is an exhibition of exhibitionists, starring Liv Fontaine, Paul Kindersley, and Huhtamaki Wab. Known for creating larger-than-life personae, these artists explore the surreal, the political, and the outrageous within their own lives and wider society. Their diverse practices also span painting, performance, film, and social media.
Fontaine, Kindersley, and Wab may be better known for their work in film or performance, but by bringing the three together, the project draws attention to the paintings and drawings that underpin each artist’s practice. Expect whimsical scenes of joy, depravity and all the in-between messiness of lives lived in public and in private.
Wheelchair accessible, on street parking available and limited on site parking. Contact Skypark for more information.
For those unable to see the show in person, we're excited to be commisioning Sean Patrick Campbell to make a film of the exhibition, recreating the experience of visiting the show, with additional performance and film from Fontaine, Kindersley, and Wab helping to capture the feeling of the work and what encountering them in person might have been like. This film will be available during the festival and accessed via Vimeo. More info here soon!
Full exhibition text is available here.
Floorplan for space is available here
Click on the images below to see work by Fontaine, Kindersley and Wab.