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Roman Ondak, Some Thing

Solo show
The Common Guild, Glasgow
12 October -14 December 2014

Roman Ondak is known for creating environments and interventions that challenge our assumptions about the world around us. His witty and intelligent works provide a philosophical or political twist on everyday experiences, often creating a loop, either actual or metaphorical, around and object, space or idea.

In his work for The Common Guild, Ondak offers a personal reflection on the phenomenon of the picture through a selection of still life paintings made by the artist as a teenager. The original objects that served as the subject of these pictures over thirty years ago will be paired with the paintings, creating an echo of the painted image and highlighting the relationship between reality, fiction and image.

Ondak’s exhibition in Glasgow will be the first presentation of his work in Scotland and his third solo presentation in the UK, following exhibitions at Tate Modern, London (2006) and Modern Art Oxford (2011).

‘Some Thing’ will be accompanied by the presentation of ‘This Way, Please’, (1999) at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). The performance work was acquired by GoMA earlier this year through the Art Fund International scheme as part of a partnership between GoMA and The Common Guild.


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