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Jac Leirner Add It Up
Exhibition continues until 22 October 2017

Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (born 1961) presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, combining work from major collections with new work made especially for Fruitmarket audiences.

Leirner makes her work from a limited range of everyday materials. Playing with ideas of repetition, obsession and addiction, she uses the same objects over and over again, combining them into astonishingly beautiful sculptures that reveal the material poetics of the mundane.

Highlights of this exhibition include Little Light (2005/2017), a work made from a lightbulb and several miles of copper wire; Corpus Delicti (1992), an installation connecting aeroplane boarding passes with ashtrays taken from the aeroplanes on which the artist flew; Skin (Randy King Size Wired) (1992), an ethereal grid made from hundreds of cigarette papers; 120 Cords (2014), a work made from as many one metre lengths of different colour and type of rope that Leirner could find. These works are joined by a selection of luminously beautiful watercolours (1980–2016), small works in which the artist layers a limited selection of colours over and over each other with the same additive aesthetic which informs her sculptures.

Exhibition supported by The Elephant Trust    

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Mon 21

Jac Leirner: Add It Up

Saturday 1 July, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 22 October, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Fri 25

Laptop Lounge

Friday 25 August, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 26

Saturday Tour

Saturday 26 August, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 26

Old Town walk with The Fruitmarket Gallery

Saturday 26 August, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 31

Continuing Professional Development Training for Teachers

Thursday 31 August, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm