Beneath the Surface

This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland with the artworks having an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.

Beneath the Surface

About Beneath the Surface

16th Nov 2019 to 1st Mar 2020
Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm
City Art Centre
2 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DE
Admission Free
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This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland - Sara Brennan, Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, James Lumsden, Karlyn Sutherland and Andrea Walsh.

Each of them articulates a minimalist aesthetic through abstraction in their work, ranging from constructions, drawings and paintings to ceramics, glass and tapestry. Eschewing narrative and observed reality, the artworks have an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.

Image: : Michael Craik, Vestige 2017_16, 2017. © the artist

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