Adam McEwen ‘Tinnitus’

Installation view 'Tinnitus', The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow, 2016
The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow

Taking its title from the central work in this exhibition, ‘Tinnitus’ is comprised of a steel banding sculpture splicing across the gallery space, several large-scale photographic images printed on sponge and punctuated by rough iron piping, and a car airbag cast in iron.

Pulled together by a continuity of materials and the intention to define a constant, invisible force — a sound in a sculptural form — the exhibition expands on themes central to McEwen’s practice, revealing a disquieting resistance within the very familiar.

Adam McEwen (b. 1965, London, lives and works in New York) studied BFA at California Institute of the Arts (1991).

Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Harvest’, Petzel Gallery, New York (2016); Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve (2015); ‘Non-Alignment Pact’, Art Concept, Paris (2014); ‘Factory Tint’, Capitain-Petzel, Berlin (2014); ‘Sawney Bean’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); The Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas (2012); ’11.11.11’, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2011); ‘A Real Slow Drag’, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2011).
McEwen has also participated in numerous group shows, including those at: PS1, New York; Fondation Vuitton, Paris; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; White Flag Projects, Saint Louis; Guggenheim Museum, New York; The New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of Art, New York; and CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco.