Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

Pollok House is delighted to present an exhibition of prints by one of Britain's leading contemporary artists, Cornelia Parker, in partnership with Hayward Touring and the Southbank Centre, London.

Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

About Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

Listed Under Exhibitions Events

The exhibition consists of 20 large-scale photogravures from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will Break (2015); and Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015). These three series explore the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories.

The exhibition includes 8 works from the series One Day This Glass Will Break (2015), which arose from Parker’s investigations into the photogravure, a photomechanical process which produces an image through the exposure of a photographic positive onto a copper printing plate. Inspired by the 19th-century photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, Parker combined two of his early techniques, solar prints and the photogravure, creating a new hybrid form of print by exposing three-dimensional objects to ultraviolet light. In these works, she uses found objects such as a tower of crystal glasses, a shattered light bulb and melting ice cubes, with the resulting prints capturing their shadows in a spectral still life.

In Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017) series of 9 prints, Cornelia Parker explores this technique further using the last remaining items of glassware belonging to Fox Talbot, which he famously used in his early photograph, Articles of Glass (c. 1844), and are now housed in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. The artist arranged these historical objects in various informal compositions on the printing plate, some with their museum labels still attached. The lead content of this early glassware produces darker shadows, resulting in prints that are richer and deeper in tone.

Two prints from another series, Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015), are also included. Here, the artist uses found glass photographic negatives of antique silverware, originally produced for a 1960s Spink auction catalogue. Exposed to the photogravure plate in their original glassine bags, the negatives appear as physical, dimensional objects themselves. This series evokes a major early work by Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver, (1988–89), which consisted of over 1,000 pieces of silver flattened by a steamroller and suspended on wires hovering above the gallery floor.

The exhibition is included with normal admission to Pollok House. Please note the gallery is on the first floor of the building, and access to this area is by stairs only.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at Pollok House

Chapterhouse presents Jane Eyre at Pollok House - POSTPONED

Chapterhouse presents Jane Eyre at Pollok House - POSTPONED

1st August 2020

Join Chapterhouse for an evening of theatre beneath the stars at Pollok House and enjoy one of the greatest romances in English literature, Jane Eyre!
Read more

Pantaloons Present Sherlock Holmes

Pantaloons Present Sherlock Holmes

8th August 2020

The critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company return to Pollok House with their Open Air production of Sherlock Holmes!
Read more

The Witches of Pollok

The Witches of Pollok

Selected dates between 28th October 2020 - 29th October 2020

Join professional mind readers and historical witchcraft experts Cara Hamilton and Ethereal Fearchara for a night you will not forget at Pollok House!
Read more

Similar events you might like...

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Selected dates between 4th August 2020

Kelvingrove Art Gallery are hosting a series of talks focusing on their newly acquired 17th Century Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray, by renowned artist John Michael Wright.
Read more

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 6th September 2020

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!
Read more

The Scottish Baby & Toddler Show

The Scottish Baby & Toddler Show

9th October 2020 - 11th October 2020

The UK's biggest baby and toddler show is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 9th and 11th October 2020!
Read more

Skills Scotland Glasgow

Skills Scotland Glasgow

20th October 2020 - 21st October 2020

Get inspired at Skills Scotland Glasgow at the SEC Glasgow in November, the skills and careers event for 14-19 year olds!
Read more

Ideal Home Show Scotland

Ideal Home Show Scotland

29th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Ideal Home Show Scotland makes a welcome return to the SEC Glasgow with a wonderland of inspiration for your home from the 29th October - 1st November 2020!
Read more

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

22nd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

A visit to The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the SEC Glasgow is a must if you're planning a home upgrade!
Read more

Resonate

Resonate

17th July 2021 - 18th July 2021

Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!
Read more

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

28th August 2021 - 5th September 2021
Largs

The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!
Read more

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

itison Drive-In Movies
itison Drive In Movies is back with a bang and they're ready to give you the best day you've ever had inside your car!
Blochairn Car Boot Sale
Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the weekly City Markets car boot sale in Blochairn!
Cranside Kitchen
Cranside Kitchen is a new free-to-enter outdoor venue, open seven days a week with a food market and beer garden located at Rotunda North!
At The Drive In: Glasgow
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Glasgow in August!
SWG3 Phase 2 Galvanizers Yard
SWG3's Galvanizers Yard is set to be transformed into a massive outdoor food and drink venue every Thursday to Sunday!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro