Lying and Liars is a new installation created specifically for Collective
's space by Glasgow-based artist Mick Peter. The exhibition title is derived from British novelist B.S. Johnson's idea that narrative fiction is a form of 'lying' and the show explores the conflict between storytelling and formal experimentation by mixing different sculptural and architectural idioms. As well as showing Johnsons short film Paradigm in the project space there will also be a screening event, Lying and Liars on Film at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Friday 3 August. A range of Johnson's short films will be seen alongside films by experimental filmmakers and artists, which mix reflexive and experimental forms as ways of investigating the inadequacies of language.
This festival exhibition may be Collectives last in its present home. The gallery is moving from its long-term home on Cockburn Street to the City Observatory on Calton Hill. Collective has a role of developing new talent in the visual arts in Scotland and internationally; Mick Peter exemplifies this process. Collective both nurtures and challenges artists at pivotal stages in their career; Mick was first selected for New Work Scotland Programme in 2000 its inaugural year. Since that time Mick has gone on to exhibit internationally, and was included in British Art Show 7 in 2011. Collective has taken this opportunity to present Micks work to an international audience during Edinburgh Art Festival 2012 to highlight Micks development over the last 12 years in parallel with the organisations as we prepare for further developments.
Born in 1975 in Berlin.
Lives and works in Glasgow.
Mick Peter graduated from the MFA, Glasgow School of Art, 1998‐2000
and BA, Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford. 1994‐1997
Solo exhibitions include:
Art in the city, Art Brussels 2011; British Art Show 7, Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Plymouth, 2010-2011; GRIMM Gallery, 2010; Two Nots, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris; Tao Foam, GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam, 2011; The Nose: Epilogue, Cell Projects, London, 2010; Dr Syntax versus the Paperweights, The Changing Room, Stirling, 2010; The Nose, La Salle de bains, Lyon, 2010; The Lumber Room, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2009; Harmonielehre, Zoo Galerie, Nantes, 2009.