Greig Burgoyne ‘Gapfillers’ at Briggait Glasgow

9th March – 17th April 2015

We commence our 2015-16 programme of exhibitions here at the Briggait in March. Gap Fillers is an exhibition by Greig Burgoyne and encompasses drawing, performance and installation across both project spaces.

We all live such distant and anonymous lives, disguised we suffer the fate of strangers. To some this distance is never revealed; for yet others it is revealed only now and then… for yet others it is one painful constant in their daily lives.

Knowing clearly who we are has nothing to do with us, that what we think or feel is always in translation… an exile from our own feelings

– Fernando Pessoa

What is revealed and what is distant and if that space can be bridged are key aspects of this 5 day 40hr drawing performance that takes the idiosyncrasies of the front of house project spaces at Briggait as its starting point. Gapfillers aims to rethink space and create a new dialogue between performance and audience in the endless and open that is space as an event. Migrating across walls with post-it notes and dryboard markers, Gapfillers is process led, rule based immersion in the fixed and relational that is space and time.    

From fish market to vast renovated project spaces, this exhibition unites repetition, accumulation and endurance alongside specific references to the site; notably its junctures, levels and asymmetry. Burgoyne is keen to bridge the anomalies between the spaces organisation and the interrelational dynamics of moving in and around those same spaces.    

As an outcome the series of wall drawings led by their rules and processes in seeking to fill those anomalies within the site may in fact be renouncing itself in the very act of extolling its presence. In doing so Gapfillers may be less a ‘fullness of space ‘and instead a ‘fullness of emptiness’ and perhaps an exile from itself.    

Common to all Burgoyne’s wall drawings, films and installations, he exploits the materials of the office. From Highlighters, flipchart pens, biros to post-it notes.

Burgoyne is testing standardised credentials of colour, regularities of line, absorbency and opacity. Burgoyne sees his resulting work as finite propositions, only completed or brought into being as a result of the context they are in. In doing so, inviting the audience to play a part in the completion of the work whilst challenge, and at other times liberate, our rapport with space beyond something contained and subsequently closed to further development.

Greig Burgoyne was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

He studied at the H/A/K Vienna and MA painting Royal College of Art, London. 

Recent Solo projects in 2013/14 include: FAX Karst Plymouth (group show with Martha Rosler, Richard Wentworth & Clunie Reid); Apparatus L’Escaut Architectures Brussels; We are Oakwood Passage Stour Valley Arts, Kent (with Andrew Kotting); OMON RA The Drawing project IADT Dublin; We are all alternative structures TAP project space Southend on sea UK (group show with Ian Giles); What is line and how does it move through space? Frost Art museum, FIU Miami Florida USA (with performance artist Yumino Seki); Découvrir Espace 36- Centre D’art Contemporain France; Dromology –the logic of space South square gallery Bradford UK (with Jack Brindley) & Drawn in

Other solo projects in 2015 include Centre for Recent Drawing London & Drawing Box Belgium


VENUE: The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ. For Directions, click here.

PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION: 9th – 13th March 2015 10am – 5pm

OPENING EVENT: Friday 13th March 6-9pm

EXHIBITION CONTINUES: Mon-Fri 09.30 – 17.30 until 17th April 2015


Duration 09 March 2015 - 17 April 2015
Times monday - friday 10-5pm
Cost Free
Venue Wasps Studios
Address 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, ,
Contact 0141 553 5890 / /

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