Jamie & Rickie McNeill - Mazy Way or A Luddite's Height
12/03/2014 - 10/05/2014
There's an endless road to rediscover.
We have discovered happiness, we know the way, we have found the exit out of the labyrinth of thousands of years
It's fun to be sarcastic, but now I'm able to express myself in a way that's much more sincere.
Jamie and Rickie McNeill's art works have been variously described as copies of worm casts, measurements founded in the megalithic inch, water time signals, and everything in between. Misreadings aside, what's most apparent - even from the most cursory glance at their 'stuff' - is the palpable sense of two brothers from Strathclyde quietly and consanguineously going about their business (of Art).
Their use of materials - astral, geological or otherwise - is scrambled but predominately orthogonal, and their continued policy of exponentialism - as regards colour - stands in direct opposition to the current prevailing economy of death.
Contrary to what is often claimed there is, in fact, a distant liquefying and melted appropriative aesthetic present which, although not face-to-face, is at least mirth provoking.