Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break at Pollok House, a National Trust for Scotland property on the south side of Glasgow, consists of 20 large scale photogravures from three experimental series exploring the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories. Photogravure is a photomechanical process which produces an image through the exposure of a photographic positive onto a copper printing plate. Inspired by the 19th century photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, Parker created a new hybrid form of print by exposing three-dimensional objects to ultraviolet light. In these works, she uses found objects such as a tower of crystal glasses, a shattered light bulb and melting ice cubes, with the resulting prints capturing their shadows in a spectral still life. Presented in partnership with Hayward Touring and the Southbank Centre, London, the exhibition is included with normal admission to Pollok House.
Image credit: Cornelia Parker, ‘One Day This Glass Will Break’, 2015, Courtesy © the artist And Alan Cristea Gallery, 2019. Photo: Fxp Photography, London, 2015 (Pollok House).
2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow G43 1AT