Stephen Sutcliffe at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011
Stephen Sutcliffe creates collaged work by archiving all types of cultural media from the past fifty years combining snapshots and awkward moments in time from literature, theatre, film, and television. His work catches the obscure and unusual like a still from late night television of times past.
Runway, Success, which runs until October 30th at Stills Gallery, is a collection of new works, some commissioned by Stills Gallery specifically for the show. The show is a combination of media combining his collage work with ten of Sutcliffe's films, as well as some rarely seen films by Gary Conklin. In the work, Sutcliffe investigates cultural icons and their struggles with self-doubt and how it affects their status. If we were in Scotland, we'd go see it.