ELBABLE: The Breeder Gallery, Athens

Scott Myles (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


18 November - 22 January, 2011

The Breeder are pleased to present ELBABLE Scottish artist Scott Myles’ second solo exhibition within the gallery. Myles will present a new body of work across two floors of The Breeder Gallery.

This new installation includes a series of constructed paper sculptures meticulously produced by the artist and shown here for the first time (The Past from Above (ELBA...))’ (all works 2010). Formally, the hand-made folders have a relationship to seriality, post-minimalism and colour-field painting. Each one is a unique simulacra of an Elba document folder designed to hold A4 full-scap paper. Instead of using manilla paper, Myles has screen-printed each colour and logo, to create these oversized facsimiles. In effect, Myles is making public a private system for compartmentalizing information. Nothing is currently contained within the folders, they instead hint at potential, as containers for unspecified objects. The trade name Elba is also the name of the Mediterranean island in Italy where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled in 1814. In effect, the island of Elba became a prison, a form of containment for Napoleon.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAthens
PublisherBreeder Gallery
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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