Saturday 29th of August until Friday 3rd of October
Good Press invites you to see new and beautiful works by Mirjam Jacob and Paul McKee to celebrate their new publications on Verdrusz Books.
Verdrusz will also present the long overdue reissue/bootleg of Jean Dubuffet's seminal essay “Asphyxiating Culture”.
About the Artists, from the Verdrusz Homepage:
"Paul has been a long time favorite of Verdrusz, one of Glasgow's most talented and unique artists and a good friend as well. Paul's work is a bit like an evocation of the greatness that's hidden in all those things that you've got lying around in your hallway, or your subconscious, or in a shop that someone abandoned in a hurry, all that molded into these beautifully alive object renderings that radiate with something you can't quite put your finger on, and probably shouldn't."
"Mirjam I have known for many years now, I think it's safe to say she is the best draughtswoman/collagist/painter to ever come out of Leipzig [...] Anyway, Mirjam is once again ahead, above and beyond what everyone else is doing, coming up with the kind of vibrant glass colorings that most churches would be envious of (if only they knew) as well as a lot of moving folk, hikers and vehicles that are off to wherever it's worth coming along to."
About the Reissue:
"Most of you will be familiar with Dubuffet the painter, some might even know Dubuffet the musician, but his achievements as the original "Art Brut" spokesperson is arguably the most essential of all his contributions to this world of images and words...and "Asphyxiating Culture" is the beautifully written foundation of all that!
Largely avoiding the tedious "outsider" debate, Jean points out where it all went wrong, and why the concept of "culture" itself is indeed a-s-p-h-y-x-i-a-t-i-n-g the very notions of what makes creation valuable and worthwhile. Whilst his work as an artist (arguably) steered towards those dead-ends that he himself repeatedly raises awareness of, this bit of writing sees him in top form: controversial, witty and equipped with a polemic attitude that would make most people blush in private, this is one of the most significant writings about A-R-T that you'll ever come across, to be filed alongside absolute essentials like "Against Interpretation" and "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (or Reproducibility)".
The best thing is, unlike those two, "Asphyxiating Culture" is bloody hilarious!"
Opening Event on Saturday 29th August 2015, 3pm-6pm
Drinks, fun, friends & books will be provided
Good Press, 5 St. Margaret's Place, Glasgow, G1 5JY