Beagles & Ramsay
August – October 2008
Glasgow based collaborative duo Beagles & Ramsay undertook the first GSS Production Residency in 2008, which coincided with the launch of our current temporary premises at Kelvinhaugh Street. Over the three months the duo developed a new large scale sculptural installation that built upon their Glitter Island and Glitter Desert photographs, sculptures and videos from 2008-2008. The installation titled GOOD TEETH went on to feature the artists’ first neon work and a priapic glittering behemoth.
Beagles and Ramsay have worked together collaboratively since 1996. Based in Glasgow they have exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Migros Museum, Zurich, PS1 MoMA, New York, the ICA, London, Tramway, Glasgow and CAPC Museum, Portugal. In 2003 Beagles & Ramsay were selected to take part in Zenomap, Scotland’s first presentation at the Venice Biennale.
Past projects and exhibitions have included a new edition of their curatorial publication Uncle Chop Chop launched as part of the Glasgow International Festival 2008, Art Futures at the Bloomberg Space, London and the touring exhibition Among the Living (ICA, London, MIMA, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes Gallery and Chapter Cardiff), 2007. Their work has been presented in numerous publications including Scotland and Venice 2003 – 2007, Divided Selves – The Self-Portrait in Scottish Art 17th Century to the Present, Beagles & Ramsay, Tramway publication, 2006 and When Humour Becomes Painful, 2005.
“What has been great about the Glasgow Sculpture Studios residency is the opportunity to work in a larger studio for several months and receive the support necessary to allow us to create an ambitious new, sculptural work…The sculptural dimension of our work has come to the fore over the past few years and we saw this as the perfect situation to push things on to another level in terms of both conceptual and technical complexity. This has been an important opportunity to work with a new set of materials on a bolder scale than previous work.” (Beagles & Ramsay)