Friday, 5 July 2013

AT LAND - AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH URBAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING, Market Gallery

In the last few months since my residency and exhibition at Market Gallery, the committee have been busy sprucing up the gallery spaces, and effort that fully paid off for the current exhibition, AT LAND, which opened tonight.

It was unusual to see all three galleries being used for a single exhibition, and to see the spaces being used in different ways. For instance up until my residency, I had only ever seen video works being presented in gallery 3, and so it was refreshing for some other types of work to occupy the space.

I thought that the paintings chosen worked very well against the breezeblocks, and it was fascinating to see a range of artists work throughout their career, from recent graduates, to mid-career artists and established artists.


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AT LAND:

AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY
SCOTTISH URBAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING

MARKET GALLERY, GLASGOW
6TH OF JULY – 16TH OF AUGUST 2013
OPENING 5TH OF JULY 6-9PM

In landscape, one searches for memory. One searches for the traces that connect the familiar with the visible, moulding and making palpable the interstice between our own locality and the distant place.

- Sinead Dunn, July 2013
Market Gallery presents the exhibition AT LAND this summer, a survey exhibition presenting paintings by artists who depict a view of urban life in Scotland through the genre of the Urban Landscape. AT LAND will exhibit ten artists’ paintings that explore ways in which the inhabitants of Scotland occupy and populate the built environment, interact within communities and exist within local industries.
AT LAND will display paintings by: Steven Campbell, Aimi Ferrier, Helen Flockhart, Marianne Greated, Mabel Halliday, Katrin Jaberg, Lindsey Mclean, Carol Rhodes, Alastair Strachan and Mary Wintour. Presenting a varied approach to style, method, composition and genre within the history and tradition of painting, this exhibition will map ten artists’ view of urban life in Scotland today in a time of political, economic, cultural and social transition.
AT LAND will be a unique opportunity for visitors and locals to view paintings by a carefully chosen variety of emerging, mid-career and established painters, whose work responds to urban life and the landscape of Scotland in a non-white cube gallery space in the East End of Glasgow.

Opening Times: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Market Gallery
334 Duke Street
Glasgow
G31 1QZ

This exhibition is supported by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland and The Steven Campbell Trust.

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