A minimal state of mind seeded itself in my brain somewhere in the mid-sixties: Mondrian has never gone out of fashion for me. Bridget Riley’s black and white op art works and Caro’s major sculpture exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in the late sixties sealed my fate. Even now I return for sustenance to Barnett Newman’s prints of c. 1960. Hughson Gallery has tried through three decades to support artists working abstractly, so this exhibition, showing three very talented artists all based in Scotland, should come as no surprise. And yet, if we’re looking for connections, Michael Craik compares his multi-layered acrylic paintings on aluminium to the erosion of the sea on rocks and random pieces of ‘found’ china. Charles Poulsen’s large-scale drawings are sometimes purely sculptural, but equally can link us to the flow of wind or water. And Thomas Jacobi’s almost ghostly renderings of the anvils in John Creed’s studio connect me in some barely definable way to the submarine as used by Anselm Kiefer.
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition on Sunday 25 November, 7 – 9pm.
Exhibition continues until 15 December Wednesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 6 pm.