Jonathan Scott and Fred Pederson - Demo

Jonathon Scott's ambition translates into true excellence

Article by Jasper Hamill | 15 Jul 2006

Based upon the traditional Scottish doocot construction, this exhibition is centred around a beautiful, striking installation made by Jonathan Scott, which curls upwards like a DNA double helix, placed next to a tangled piece of scrap metal on a mirror. His paintings, one an oppressive mesh of fingers, hands and mouths, the other two sketching what looks like a city map wrought from rusting metal or rotting wood, are intimidating, intricate analogues of the soaring sculpture at the exhibition's heart. Fred Pederson's work involves photographing strangers in public, recording snatched moments of day to day life. Both seem to query urban experience, solidifying the experience of place, architecture and narrative that make up city life. A serious, beautiful show, the large scale work is the most striking, both monolithic and curiously light as it curls endlessly into the mirror beneath. After an amazing show at Glasgow International, Jonathon Scott's ambition translates into true excellence. [Jasper Hamill]

Transmission, Glasgow (45 King Street), Until July 2. Free.