I like things I remember


Fri, 7 June 2024 - Sat, 20 July 2024


Project Ability Gallery - 1st floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD

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Cost: Free

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Type: Exhibition

I like things I remember

Jonathan McKinstry’s solo exhibition I like things I remember is a collection of paintings inspired by childhood memories of fun, games, and tasty treats. The paintings explore a nostalgia that comes from growing up while holding onto a love for pop culture from a time past.

This exhibition has been organised by Project Ability in collaboration with Glasgow International.

Iconic imagery from the 70s and 80s, including, Wimpy Burgers, My Little Pony and Star Wars are referenced, with the colours of branding and packaging used to invoke memories of McKinstry’s youth. Jonathan’s favourite childhood board games are featured too, like Operation, Buckaroo and Hungry Hippos. Action figures, one of Jonathan’s lasting loves, also play a part in the exhibition.

McKinstry attends Project Ability’s Aspire programme for people with learning disabilities, where his practice has expanded thanks to the supportive environment and his love for popular media makes people smile.

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