Craig Mulholland

Various Venues, Glasgow

Scottish artist Craig Mulholland’s eloquent new series “Grandes et Petites Machines,” 2006–2008, spanned three Glasgow venues—Sorcha Dallas gallery, the Mackintosh Gallery at the Glasgow School of Art, and the Glasgow Film Theatre—before touring to Spike Island, Bristol. Exhibiting wall-based “paintings” made of polycarbonates etched on drilled aluminum or applied to wood and drilled pegboard, sculptures, and computer-generated animations under a title that refers to large-scale historical paintings of the nineteenth-century French Salons, Mulholland reflects on what to many of us seems incomprehensible: the world of information technology and the ever-present environments of surveillance, encoding, and secrecy. Many of the images recur in each format. In the two-dimensional pieces and in the animated video works Peer to Peer, 2008, and Rising Resistance, 2008, Mulholland has created

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