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September 18, 2008
Gregor Laird's Plastic Pastorals
by Lady Munter

Combining the twee and genteel Scottishness espoused by the likes of Miss Jean Brodie with a rawer, urban sense of decay not too far removed from the environs of Irvine Welsh’s world, Gregor Laird's ‘Plastic Pastorals’ presents kitsch visions of Scottish landscapes that pop with colour and sass, tainted by a patina of reality and grime. Having already tackled The Fall of Man in ‘Utopia’ and perfectly married the enchanting, fairytale quality of bucholic countryside with a seedier, tawdry sensibility in ‘Lost in the Forest’, his latest body of work focuses on the notion of Bonnie Scotland, presenting the artwork in the same idiosyncratic 'style-as-substance' approach as previous works. Centrepiece of Glasgay 08's visual art programme.
7 Oct - 9 Nov, Q! Gallery, Glasgow.

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