Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Kennedy Brothers @ Glasgow Art Club

Govan Shipyard by Adam Kennedy

This July, Glasgow Art Club is hosting the first joint exhibition of two young Glasgow-born artists, the Kennedy brothers, Adam and Paul. The famous club, where the original Glasgow Boys worked and played, is now attracting a new generation of young artists, such as the Kennedy brothers.

Older brother Paul (29) was a finalist in the 2010 Aspect Prize and is now well established on the Scottish art scene with many solo shows and various awards from the Royal Glasgow Institute and others. Adam (23) won the Aspect prize this year and this exhibition will help to make his work better known.

Both brothers are graduates of Edinburgh College of Art but remain firmly rooted in Glasgow. They have been strongly influenced by the city and the River Clyde and its surroundings, living in the west end and working from studios in the east end. Against this shared background they have evolved distinctive styles, Paul's work being mainly in oils while Adam's work shows the influence of time spent at Kyoto University in Japan, learning about the composition and use of different mediums. In their separate ways they strive to recapture memories and feelings of lost places, structures and lifestyles and to commemorate the people and the heavy industries whose histories continue to shape our lives.

This exhibition gives viewers the chance to enjoy the work of these talented artist brothers and to see the development of their distinctive styles in a wonderful historic location that is one of Glasgow's best-kept secrets.

The Kennedy Brothers
Glasgow Art Club
185 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 4HU
0141 248 5210
Exhibition open daily, apart from Tuesdays and Sundays, from 9 to 30 July 2011, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Riverside Boy by Paul Kennedy

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