Marc Hundley “The Same Different Game“ at The Modern Institute, Glasgow
“The Same Different Game” – the title of Marc Hundley’s first exhibition at The Modern Institute – alludes to a sense of indefinable change, a feeling of daily existence and routines remaining indistinguishable from the day before and yet, essentially seen and felt in a wholly different way. Hundley’s new body of work encapsulates this turn – individual and often solitary instances of quiet significance, memorialising everything from simple and banal acts of walking home alone, to moments of loss and longing.
Three large hand-printed canvases hang framed on the gallery walls along with several smaller works on paper. Their imagery and text make reference to books the artist has read, images he’s seen, and music he’s listened to, all physical manifestations of Hundley’s private experiences. With each work, Hundley continually notes on the surface the date and location of where he encountered or experienced the original. The pairing of these cultural sources with recorded time and place acknowledge the inextricable connections we make between art and ourselves.
At the centre of the space, Hundley has placed a hand-made bench, evoking perhaps a bus stop, inviting viewers to sit down and stay. Hundley generously constructs a meditative environment in which his pieces and the commonality that ties them together can be experienced. An element of stillness pervades the space, the works and their surroundings encouraging a state of reflection.
at The Modern Institute, Glasgow
until 25 August 2018