”OVER OVER OVER” refers to connected art exhibitions that bring artists from Glasgow to Detroit and vice versa.
Artist-Curator Cedric Tai initiated the project with five Glasgow-based artists, Tessa Lynch, Francis McKee, John Nicol, Rosie O'Grady, and Ross Sinclair. By facilitating an exchange and opening it up to the public, there is a unique opportunity to explore what it means to be an artist, creating and sustaining their practices in these cities.
This project is rooted in Tai's introduction to the artistic community of Glasgow, which he saw as having similarities to Detroit's developing art scene. Glasgow could serve as an ideal model for artists to re-imagine Detroit's potential. He worked to learn as much as possible by attending meetings of grassroots organizations (such as GalGael), being a part of the AHRC funded project "The Glasgow Miracle: Materials for Alternative Histories" and leading walking tours through the city of Glasgow. Through these actions he met the five artists in this exhibition, as co-workers, peers and collaborators.
This project has been awarded $25,000 matching funds as a recipient of the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Grant. We will be continuing the conversations with the next phase to be bringing Detroit artists over to Glasgow as well as Glasgow-based artists to Detroit for more exhibitions and curatorial projects.
Tessa Lynch (personal website)
Francis McKee (personal website)
John Nicol (personal website)
Rosie O’Grady (personal website)
Ross Sinclair (personal website)
This project would not have been possible without the support of: Rachel Yezbick, Rosie Sharp, Julia Yezbick and Ben Gaydos, Denise and Gary Yezbick, Ann and Tony Tai, Cezanne Charles, Simone DeSousa Gallery, The Hinterlands, Popps Packing, and the Knight Foundation.
The artists would also like to thank the following for their generous assistance in the production and/or research of new work: Joe Krause, Lynn Crawford, Efe Bes, The Staff at Avalon Bakery, Matt Eaton, Corrie Baldauf, Michaela Mosher, Steve Panton, Olayami Dabls, Marie Hermann, Lisa Ure, Daniel Sperry, Alissa Lamarre, Laura Mott, Scott Hocking, ‘Cave, Chris Schneider, Butter Projects, Stephanie Glazier, Rick Smith, Ben Hernandez, Michaela Mosher, Sabrina Nelson, Steven Cherry, and Adele Patrick
Congratulations! You found an easter egg within this website. Below is a link to some previously unpublished and private correspondence between the curator Cedric Tai and the artists from back in 2014.
A primer to Detroit sent to the Glasgow-based artists
Previously Unpublished, online temporarily
A Primer to Glasgow sent to the Detroit-based artists