Elizabeth Price: UNDERFOOT
11 November 2022–16 April 2023
Hunterian Art Gallery
UNDERFOOT is an important new collaborative project, which brings together artist Elizabeth Price with The Hunterian, Panel, Fiona Jardine (GSA) and Dovecot Studios. The collaboration will create a new commission, and the first solo exhibition presented by Elizabeth Price in Scotland.
Work will focus on research into the Stoddard Templeton Collection at the University of Glasgow and connect to the carpets that furnish the Mitchell Library on Glasgow’s North Street, with an intention to draw a relationship between the architecture and civic agendas of the Mitchell and the Hunterian Art Gallery, investigating ideas of social space.
A video work will feature a concise selection of material from the archive focusing on Axminster loom technology, including a series of photographs. Produced during a single photoshoot in the mid 1960s, they appear to show each stage in the production of a carpet from design to shipping.
The commission will include bespoke textile, video and installation elements. The new works will be exhibited at The Hunterian and enter its permanent collection via a commission-to-collect model. Price will work with Dovecot Studios to produce her first textile work and has been supported in her research work by former Master Weaver, Dr Jonathan Cleaver.