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Student Showcase Archive

Fran Gordon

MA work

MA work

  • Skin on skin on strata

    Skin on skin on strata, Fran Gordon 2017
    wood, acrylic, digital print, screenprint, copper

  • A horizon merges and submerges

    A horizon merges and submerges, 2017
    Digital print, ceramics, tape, perspex, 3D prints, mdf, acrylic

  • Show RCA

    Show RCA, 2017
    Digital print, perspex, screen print, ceramics, wood, silicone, mdf

  • There's something between us

    There's something between us, 2017
    Acrylic, digital print, perspex, tape on board
    100x120 x 140x120

  • Liquid Islands (series)

    Liquid Islands (series), 2017
    Acrylic, mdf, digital print, ceramics, screenprint in silicone

Recent work explores the idea of strata and layering, moving between surface and structure, image and material and where this sits in time and space. Digital images are slippery and constantly shift in meaning and worth. These tensions are explored by shifts in scale and use of the fixture as a indication that things could fall apart. Amalgamations of things and the process of mediation is always apparent. MDF creates a surface of familiar material- a uniformity that looks the same but never could be the same. It’s a substance of different substances, like the photocopy and like the scanned object. And through this journey, it becomes somehow ‘other’, it’s information lost, its importance lesser and it’s form diluted. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Print, 2017

  • My work engages with print through collection of printed matter, materiality and the mediated image - ultimately residing as a practice in collage. 

    This practice relies on a construction of haptic, material, fragments, exploring the push and pull between the physical world and the digital, tensions in material and the fragility of the image. Use of the hand to layer, reproduce and mimic explores this attempt to move away from the flatness of image we engage with in a digital world - to revert back and negotiate within a physical world - at times temporal and fragile - highlighting an intersection and a struggle of status. 

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Communication Design, Glasgow School of Art, 2014
  • Experience

  • Scottish Sculpture Workshop, AiR, 2016; MANY Studios, Graduate Residency, 2014-15; Hospitalfield, Graduate Residency, 2014; Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Freshly Squeezed, CGP London, 2017; Mediation, on the other hand, is a control function, Little Gallery, Calgary, 2016; Break/Link, CGP London, 2016; You will recognise its various parts, The Art School, Glasgow, 2015; Stargazing, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, 2015
  • Awards

  • Print Futures Award, 2016