13 Apr Dialectograms at the GoMA: Inner City Exhibition
Original dialectograms by Recollective’s own Mitch Miller are now on show as part of Inner City, a new exhibition at the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art. The show also includes works by fellow Glasgow artist Alberta Whittle and American artist (and set designer for Blade Runner!) Michael C. McMillen, and a film programme curated by MSc students in Cutatorial Practice and Film Curation at Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow.
The exhibition takes its name both from its theme of exploring cultural identities within the modern city, and McMillen’s remarkable model of an imagined Los Angeles neighbourhood, out of storage after 15 years.
Mitch contributed four dialectogram drawings to the show. As dialectograms are usually installed at the place they’re based on (or as near as can be managed) it is rare for so many to be brought together at once. Visitors can see his early work at Red Road, his Commonwealth Games work for Collective Gallery and his double-sized drawing of Clydebank Library. There is also a rare chance to see a dialectogram in progress.
The show runs until November, but Mitch, along with Alberta, will be continuing his relationship with the GoMA until early 2019, as an Associate Artist. They will both work with the Audience Development team to research new ideas and works that explore the museum’s relationship to the wider city.
Inner City runs in GoMA’s Gallery 2 from 16 February-11 November 2018