Phoenix Art Space. Main Gallery.
19 January - 24 February 2019
Curated by David Shrigley
Driving School offers lessons in unlearning and relearning, undoing and redoing and unmaking and remaking. To unlearn something is to take it apart, to relearn it is to put it back together examined and refreshed.
David Bellingham is an artist of near total obscurity, who scratches a living making and mending. His work is occasionally to be found in the regions but it does not stay long and is hard to spot. He does his best to keep a low profile. You will not have heard of him before and you may never hear of him again. The work takes its chances in the open air traveling by word of mouth, as recollection and anecdote. Bellingham was born in South London and lives and works in Glasgow.