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Beagles & Ramsay

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

John Beagles and Graham Ramsay’s newly commissioned sculptural installation, Good Teeth, 2008, is the result of a three-month residency designed to allow for experimentation with new materials on a bold scale. Timely enough, Good Teeth features a golden and glittering monument to Mammon—a false god of greed, projecting the illusion of perfect happiness. The piece is lit solely by the facing neon sculpture comprising the two loaded words GOOD TEETH.

Beagles & Ramsay have been collaborating in Glasgow since 1996, and their early work crammed the exhibition space with a barrage of items, from posters, videos, and photographs to music, theatrical installations, and performances. Their work satirizes extreme contemporary consumerism and its relation to the body—the chaos and humor in the carnivalesque and burlesque traditions, as well as in the corporatization of the art world. Beagles & Ramsay

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