artist / participant

press release

Preview Friday 30th November, 6-8pm

For the first exhibition presented by The Modern Institute at Sadie Coles HQ in London, Scott Myles will show a selection of new works in a range of media: “Missing Words”. In his exploration of modes of display and the context of presentation, sculptural formality is inverted by sleight of hand, transfiguring and transforming domestic objects through an apparently hap-hazard painterly technique and inversion of materials, to create exemplars of anti-commodity. Through Myles’ fascination with facades, the installation is textured by illusionistic surfaces, with the aesthetics of screenprinting, marbling, bronze, aluminium and mirrors creating a dialogue around themes of determinism and randomness, transparency and opacity, interpretation and meaning. The viewer is integrated within this conversation, positioned to re-evaluate the object and to question the rhetoric of works punctuated by dis-location. Ideas of the value of art and the role of the viewer are reflected throughout an installation that mirrors and entices us into manifold ways of seeing.

Scott Myles lives and works in Glasgow. Selected solo shows include: Askit, The Modern Institute, Glasgow 2007; Grey Matter, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin, 2006; Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, 2005; The Breeder, Athens, 2005; HUO I Want to Know Everything!, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2004; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, 2003. Selected group shows include: The Object is the Mirror, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna 2007; László Moholy-Nagy & Scott Myles, Ancient & Modern, London, 2007; Hot Rock, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2007; Tate Triennial: New British Art, Tate Britain, London, 2006; Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, 2004; Context, Form, Troy, Secession, Vienna, 2003

Scott Myles
“Missing Words”
The Modern Institute, Glasgow at Sadie Coles HQ, 35 Heddon St, London