Take Me To Your Dealer @ Superclub
Set up in October last year, Superclub is an artist run studio complex off Leith Walk in Edinburgh. Established by ECA graduate Ross Christie, it is an affordable place for young artists to make and exhibit their work.
A committee of four run the Superclub gallery space, including Christie, Matthew Swan, Catherine Johnston and Callum Monteith, recently exhibiting the work of Glasgow-based illustrator Lachlann Rattray.
Next up are two Glasgow-based artists, brothers Jamie and Rickie McNeill, who will be showing new collaborative drawings and collages. Exploiting their mutual interest in what they call “pound shop psychedelia”, they will mine their collective unconscious, unearthing a plethora of obscure, converging references, drawn from every corner of their personal history.
Among other things, the brothers find themselves inspired by make-up artist Tom Savini's exploding heads, Ghanavision, musicians Casey And His Brother, drawings from Robert Kirk's student notebook, their dad's diagram of the vibratory geometric distortions he perceived in the throes of an ocular migraine, Rory Hayes' dots, Kathy Acker's maps, commercial graphic design 1986-1993 and James Ferraro’s Night Dolls With Hairspray.
Importantly, both brothers independently make electronic music. Jamie performs under a variety of guises, including Voice Like Bones, Perfumed Head, Burnt Altar (with Luke Arnold) and Widows (with Jim Colquhoun). Rickie goes by the name of Fox Gut Daata.
Expect to see a mash up of weird found images and primitive mark making. A syncopated attack of the senses, it’ll leave you begging the brothers, “take me to your dealer.”