EASY COME, EASY GO: GRIER EDMUNDSON - KENDALL KOPPE GALLERY, GLASGOW

JUNE 6 JUIN - JULY 18 JUILLET 2015

Kendall Koppe est heureuse de présenter Easy Come, Easy Go de Grier Edmundson. Il s'agit de sa deuxième exposition solo à la galerie. En utilisant le design et la typographie iconiques de la planche Monopoly, l'exposition utilise les textes et les images familières afin d'explorer les idées de Thomas Malthus, philosophe anglais qui a normalisé la notion de location comme nous la connaissons aujourd'hui.

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Kendall Koppe is delighted to present Easy Come, Easy Go by Grier Edmundson. This is Edmundson’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Using the iconic design and typography of the Monopoly board as a ready-made, Easy come, easy go is an exploration of commodities and how objects, property and ultimately paintings acquire value. Edmundson uses these familiar text images to explore the ideas of Thomas Malthus, the 18th century British philosopher, who normalised and coined rent as a concept which we know today. This childhood board game conditions children to come to grips with a capitalist value system of owning land in order to accrue wealth as a result of natural or contrived exclusivity. Now viewed away from ones own childhood hands and on the canvas, these rents from a distant time appear absurd in relation to today’s inflated property values.

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