In the last year I have found myself searching for Burns: the closer I get, the further he moves away. A shape-shifter that was so many things during one life. He can move from joyous elation to deep despondency in just a few words. A force of nature.
This is an installation of objects, paintings, photographs and prints that use key elements from the life, time and works of Robert Burns. Themes such as sex, desire, mortality, love, melancholy, class, time, fecundity and the natural world are drawn on to create a series of visual, narrative and poetic connections.
Derrick Guild was born in 1963. Exhibitions include: “After A.D”, Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2015; “After Eden”, Alan Stone Gallery, New York, 2010; “Feast”, Nassau County Museum, New York; “Picnic Hamper For Heaven”, Perth Museum, Scotland 2007; “The Lux Residency”, Lux Art Institute, San Diego, California 2009, and “Sense Is Hard”, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney 1997.