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New publication Narrative Deficiencies Throughout

A new publication Narrative Deficiencies Throughout. Published to accompany the exhibition, Tony Swain. Drowned Dust, Sudden Word, brings together over 65 works ranging from 2006 to new work produced for this exhibition in 2012. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes essays by Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery Fiona Bradley and writer and curator Isla Leaver-Yap, and a conversation between Swain and the artist Karla Black.

Tony Swain, “Idle as totems,” 2012. Acrylic on newspaper. Courtesy of The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

On the occasion of the exhibition, on view on view 19 April–8 July 2012 at the Fruitmarket Gallery. Tony Swain has created a limited edition screenprint. Other limited editions are available including screenprints by Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, and Ingrid Calame, as well as a new lithograph print by Callum Innes.

ony Swain was born in Ireland in 1967, trained at Liverpool School of Art and Glasgow School of Art, and lives and works in Glasgow. He is known for paintings depicting complex private worlds painted over newspaper pages, the newspaper providing both the physical ground and the conceptual starting point of each painting.

Tony Swain is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow and Herald St, London.

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