Mixed Exhibition – May/June 2016
<strong>The Mixed Show starts with an Opening Night on Friday 20th May from 6-8pm and runs through to 19th June</strong>. As usual we try to show a mix of traditional, older works by well known Scottish names from the past alongside current mainstream artists as well as emerging artists both local and from further afield.
We will have around 50 new pieces from the likes of George Birrell, Matthew Draper, Simon Laurie, Dominique Cameron, Alice McMurrough, Neil Macdonald, Lesley Banks, Mark Bannerman, Donald Macleod, Joseph Urie as well as older pieces from Robert Colquhoun, Patrick William Adam, James McBey, John Bellany and more if I can find the hanging space.
We will be introducing a few new names and styles to the gallery…
Edinburgh University and ECA graduate in Fine Art, currently living and working in Duns, <a href="http://fidrafineart.co.uk/index.php/artists/view/beattie-claire">Claire Beattie</a> has submitted two of her popular, subtly toned tree studies. Beautiful, calming work inspired by the border landscape around home.
<a href="http://fidrafineart.co.uk/index.php/artists/view/muirhead-gardner">Gardner Muirhead</a> also a graduate of ECA but in Textiles, brings something completely different. Inspired by German cinema, typography and a general Cold War aesthetic, Gardners mixed media and print work is well worth a look and a great addition to the show.
Another ECA graduate, Kate Henderson works in stained glass as well as mixed media painting. The common thread is historic architecture and the handling of light in and on these buildings. The resulting work, although not traditionally representational, is vibrant and vividly expressive.
Ahead of a solo show here at the end of June, we will also be introducing the work of <a href="http://fidrafineart.co.uk/index.php/artists/view/macinnes-jock">Jock MacInnes RGI</a>. Ive been an admirer of Jocks work for a long time now so its great to have his work in the gallery. Inspired by the work of some of the greats such as Matisse, Braque and Morandi as well as the Modern British, St Ives artists, Ben Nicolson, William Scott and Alfred Wallis, Jocks work is a genuine delight and Im sure will be perfect for a long hot summer in North Berwick!
Hope to see you at the Preview.