Alex Frost

Alex Frost studied at Staffordshire University (1995), and The Glasgow School of Art (1998). His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions in major private and public institutions including Flat Time House, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Milton Keynes Gallery. He has undertaken several public commissions and participated in the Venice Biennale in 2009.

18 years after graduating from his MFA at The Glasgow School of Art Alex Frost presents ‘Late Developer’ his first mid-career degree show.

City & Guilds of London Art School was built on an ethos that believed in a strong connection between fine art, craft and design. In its early days it trained students for the pottery trade as well as bridging connections between students and manufacturing trades in Lambeth. Considering the recent degradation of “site-specificity” as an artistic approach – in addition to fluctuating attitudes towards the artisan in contemporary art – Late Developer draws parallels between property development and personal artistic development. The degree show “moment” is adopted as a makeshift bridge between instances of interiority and exteriority. Like the boarded up remains of a building in perpetual transition, the art school is a site of expectation, growth, progress and failure. The makeshift partition walls and time-worn plinths reflect the hoardings and Heras fencing of local developments and provide the setting for a series of amalgam ceramic works created whilst in residence.

The artist would like to thank all the staff and students at City & Guilds of London Art School, Flat Time House and Laura Yuile.


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