T. D. Coats
About Space and Place
machine, air, power, light, water, drawing.
light-shade, above-below, over-under,
dark-light, in-out, open-closed,
access-trap, up-down, enclosure-exposure,
Shelter-rain, sun-wind, here-there,
Narrow guage rail. Concrete-timber.
About the artist:
T.D. Coats originates from the West of Scotland, and currently resides in Glasgow.
After gaining his Degree at Glasgow School of Art in 1980, hooked on the venue,
he went on to Post Graduate Study, finishing in 1980 something.
Education has been a consistent feature in his life, taking on various apprentices and collaborators,
and tutoring part time at various institutions.
He is of eternal optimism that things will get better.
Many years have been spent in his studio, demonstrating and remonstrating from time to time,
about how the arts should talk less and do more.
Much time has been spent pursuing Public Art projects, and we all know how funding for that
generally goes. ‘If I’d a tenner for every hour I've spent on nice ideas, I’d be minted’.
Observation is his bag, comment is often reserved.
‘Reserved’ in the sense of ‘being kept back’, rather than ‘being shy and quiet’,
as some who think they know him might think that he is…
About ‘Seeing Double’:
What you see is what you get. Don’t see, don’t get.