Emalia Mattia
Opening Friday 2nd December, 6-8pm
02.12.22 – 05.02.23

Inscriptions and Verses Publication Launch: 05.02.23 1-3pm, 32 St Andrews Street

‘Vessels is a series of recent and older acrylic paintings on board and paper. I build imagery around desire, local architecture, historical artifacts, and the Tammy Wynette lyric “A real good life, is hard to find”. My roots in performance lead me to create paintings as sceneries populated by stand-in performers.’

Emalia Mattia was born in Washington D.C. and grew up mainly in Liguria, Italy. After graduating from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in 2018, they’ve been developing their painting, printmaking, and performance practice in Glasgow for the past four years. At the time of this exhibition opening, they are nine months pregnant.

Photo credit: Matthew Barnes