Exhibition extended: “Westend Bestiary” a solo exhibition from

leading Scottish Artist Kirsty Whiten at Recoat Gallery in Glasgow

Half-human beasts of legend, collected and dissected for your amazement.

New artwork by Kirsty Whiten; drawings, paintings, paste-ups and mural. Wild Lyfe in the West End.

Centaur Drinking
Due to the success of Kirsty Whiten’s show “Westend Bestiary” at Recoat Gallery in Glasgow, the exhibition has been extended for an extra week and will now finish on Sunday 14th April.

The small but exquisite show, which features seven new works, focuses on Whiten's penchant for reconstructing myth and imagining awe-inspiring creatures of old in a modern context.

The opening night on 8th March was typically lively and saw two of the pieces being snapped up, since then a further three pieces have sold leaving just two of Whiten’s beautiful pencil drawings left.

Visitors to the gallery are also treated to a mural and two paste-ups created exclusively for the event by the artist. Whiten also decorated a wall on Gordon Lane in Glasgow City Centre with a paste-up of “Schemie Centaurs II” as part of the show, which will remain in place after the exhibition has been taken down.

As well as the remaining drawings “Centaur Elder” and “Marching Centaurs”, the gallery is also selling limited edition Giclee prints at various sizes and greetings cards, individually signed by the artist.
Photos can be seen on Flickr or Facebook and are available on request.

The Artist: 

Kirsty Whiten has been working as an artist since 2000, exhibiting from Glasgow and London to New York and Melbourne, and her warped imagery has been featured in magazines such as Juxtapoz and Hi Fructose and art blogs worldwide. Her most recent body of post-apocalyptic work; 'Breeder badlands', was on show in Stolenspace, London, and led to a series of lithographs co-published by Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop in 2012.

The Work:

Schemie Centaurs II paste-up in Glasgow City Centre
Whiten's characteristic detailed pencil drawings and large canvases are a darkly humorous social comment, always with a wink at sex and gender, but an eye on human development and culture, and our connection to ideas that survive the ages.

The 'schemie centaurs' have appeared in Whiten's work numerous times, most notably in the 'Rough-Cut Nation' exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2009, when a group of contemporary and street artists blasted every surface of the old galleries with enormous murals before the renovations and refurbishments began. Whiten made large paste-ups of her drawings, and the 'Schemie Centaurs' were prominent; they were snapped up quickly when the mural was cut down and auctioned in sections.

View a list of works

Also for sale in the gallery are limited edition Giclee prints of all artworks, numbered and signed by the artist (£60 for A3 and £120 for A1) and A5 mini Giclees featuring all designs, individually signed by the artist (£4 each, 3 for £10 or 7 for £24).

Watch a film of Kirsty talking about the exhibition

View the artwork online

Further information
Open from Tuesday to Sunday until 14 April 12pm- 6pm
Free Entry

Contact Information: Amy Whiten or Alistair Wyllie

Tel: 0141 341 00 69
Mob: 07968 252 454

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
Glasgow G20 6ND