Exhibitions - The Swan and Hostage

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  • Duchy show 5/5 star review by Andrew Cattanach

  • News, September 2012

James McLardy at the Duchy
5/5 stars

Review by Andrew Cattanach.
Published 10 September 2012

James McLardy’s sculptures at The Duchy Gallery in Glasgow are familiar in shape, if not in scale. They resemble pieces of architecture or monuments. One could easily be taken for the corner…

  • ‘The Swan and Hostage’ review by Talitha Kotzé

  • News, September 2012

Enjoyable exhibition questioning the inherent value and fakeness of sculpted pieces
4/5 Stars

Source: The List
Date: 3 August 2012
Written by: Talitha Kotzé

James McLardy’s solo show ‘The Swan and Hostage’ is the result of his six-week residency at the Duchy gallery in the east end of Glasgow. The title echoes the pub-like…

If I am left handed, I will of course reverse the sources

If I am left handed, I will of course reverse the sources

Putting our finger in the pie, we are the pie and the finger, and the putting

Putting our finger in the pie, we are the pie and the finger, and the putting

  • The Duchy, Exhibition Press Release

  • News, July 2012

James McLardy | The Swan and Hostage
28 July – 25 August 2012
The Duchy is pleased to present The Swan and Hostage, a solo show of new work by Glasgow artist James McLardy.
McLardy’s work explores hierarchy within the use of colour, material and effect, collaging the fake and the real…

  • The Duchy, residency

  • News, July 2012

Over the last few weeks I’ve been in residence at The Duchy developing new work for a solo exhibition in the gallery, ‘The Swan and Hostage’.
I’ve been working with key materials and techniques including brightly cast wax and copper leaf together with carved and painted MDF surfaces. Through continuously questioning…