Born 1975, Chesterfield, lives and works in Glasgow.
James McLardy studied Architecture from 1994 to 1996 and went on to study Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 1996 to 1999.
By subverting the values of both modern objects and the techniques of the artisan, McLardy’s work collages the fake and the real nature of materials. Whether sand blasting a bronze casted sculpture to downgrade its surface to a raw clay-like appearance or obsessively detailing an ellipse of MDF to look as though made from an elaborate marble, he is interested in finding ways to challenge the peacock nature of materials.
Selected Exhibitions
2010
‘Between Here & Somewhere Else’, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (group)
2009
‘Common Soul’, Outost Gallery, Norwich (solo)
‘The Fa├žade Within’, The Embassy Gallery, Glasgow
2008
‘Part Lost Objects’, Project Room, Glasgow (solo)
2007
‘Secure in flames’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
‘ES’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
2006
‘Ivory Stages’, Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gallery (solo)