1) STABILA (Black and Blue); 2) The Past From Above (Elba Pink, Red, Purple) by Scott Myles

Myles is an essential part of the artistic story of Glasgow and his work is a combination of Conceptual artistic technique with humour and playfulness.


1) screenprint, lithograph on paper; 2) screenprint on paper
1) 110 x 140 x 4 cm; 2) 99 x 285 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,300 ( Total: £10,800)
Acquired in:
The Modern Institute

1) STABILA looks like an abstract arrangement of coloured rectangles from a distance. However the images depict the bruised arms and torso of a man taken from Glasgow police records of an assault using a Stabila-manufactured spirit level. 2) The Past ... is an enlargement of three Elba folders that the artist uses day-to-day for archive purposes. It is a playful conceptual trick in the style of the American Pop Artists working in the 1960s although Myles’s subject is more mundane. This is the first work by Myles to be acquired for the Glasgow collection.


The artist.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

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