Posts Tagged ‘Edinburgh’

Anna Barriball

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A solo exhibition of works by Anna Barriball (1972, Plymouth) from the past decade is on show at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh till 9 April 2012. The exhibition presents selected works  developed from a practice centered on repeated engagements with and between the languages of drawing and sculpture. Copper pipes is an example of the way that Barriball uses materials that she works with[…..]

Ingrid Calame

At the entrance to the gallery’s first level of Ingrid Calame‘s solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, the pale green enamel of sspspss…UM biddle BOP appear like forceful strokes and splatters that drip down the wall, unfolding across the ground. Though emerging as paintings with energetic and abstract shapes, Calame’s works evolve from a painstaking process that originates from the representation of cracks[…..]

Rosemarie Trockel

Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings, Collages and Book Drafts presents almost 200 works at the Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh. Trockel’s explorations of artistic and social relations began in the 1980s, and her practice includes photography, film, sculpture and installation. Since 2004, she has embraced collage, opening the space for a recombination of ideas, motifs and materials. Hals, Nase, Ohr, und Bein (Throat, Nose, Ear, and Leg)[…..]

Boyle Family

“Take the actual surface coating of earth, dust, sand, mud, stone, pebbles, snow, grass or whatever. Hold it in the shape it was in on the site. Fix it. Make it permanent.”  (Mark Boyle, Journey to the Surface of the Earth – Mark Boyle’s Atlas and Manual, 1970) In 1968, Mark Boyle (b.1934 Glasgow, d.2005 London) and Joan Hills (b.1931 Edinburgh) invited friends to a[…..]

Edinburgh Art Festival

Each year, from mid-summer to early fall, the arts converge in Scotland’s capital city.  The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are well-known venues for the performing arts.  The Edinburgh Festivals have expanded to include art forms such as film, jazz and blues, storytelling, and books.  The visual arts is no exception in having its own festival platform.  Taking place throughout August and[…..]

Johan Grimonprez

Despite the plethora of images and information that inundates contemporary life, we can rarely be certain of the reliability or the persuasive spin defining what we encounter.  Artist Johan Grimonprez questions the reality presented by news media and popular culture and sees that fear has become a global commodity. In an effort to make sense of the chaos and to offer his own critical analysis,[…..]

The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing

The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh is currently showing The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing, which explores the work of artists utilizing the drawn line in new ways.  While contemporary art practice is overwhelmingly defined by the moving image and new media this exhibition proposes that current explorations in drawing merit attention.  The End of the Line rejects drawing’s secondary status and complex art[…..]