We are pleased to present the second group of three mini solo exhibitions. Here, in Part Two, we present new work by EOGHAN BRIDGE, FIONNA CARLISLE, SAM CARTMAN, KIRSTIE COHEN and ALAN MACDONALD.
The sculpture of EOGHAN BRIDGE is always immediately recognisable - a horse and a man or women, possibly all three - balanced in harmony. In his latest work, Bridge experiments with larger scales, and new forms and colours. They are more unmissable than ever.
SAM CARTMAN's paintings involve the bold application of oil-paint and carefully placed colour to explore remote, lost and abandoned features of the Scottish landscape. His latest works include some wonderful large canvases inspired by travels around his studio in Dumfriesshires.
Last year (2016) KIRSTIE COHEN had a major solo exhibition here in Kilmorack Gallery. This is her first body of new work since then. In these latest works Cohen, who is best known for her rich layered oil-paintings, experiments with the acrylics, collage and new compositions. The result is exciting, especially for fans of Cohen's work. There are in this latest collection, of course, exquisite paintings of mountains and seas.
This is almost the first-time Scottish artist FIONNA CARLISLE's has exhibited in in the North of Scotland, despite being a native of Wick. Her paintings always embrace vibrant energy and incandescent colour. This show at Kilmorack includes work inspired both by her native Wick as well as more sunny images from her adopted part-time-home in Crete.
An exhibition by ALAN MACDONALD is always an event. His paintings are reminiscent of old masters' work, but they have been updated for our modern age, often with a dark, humorous or uplifting twist. We are extremely excited about these latest works; where Macdonald has developed new compositions framing subject matter with a series of objects or boxes. These give the paintings greater depth, movement and mystery. They are wonderful, and words do not do them justice.