We are delighted to offer Derrick Guild's remarkable installation Ever After for The Edinburgh Festival 2019.
Derrick Guild creates a cabinet of curiosities for the post-modern, digital world. His rediscovery, or rather for the painter for whom it has never gone away, his repurposing of drawing and oil paint is in the context of a semiotic investigation of culture, art history and enlightenment. Guild is as comfortable constructing objects and vitrines as drawing, making moving images as permanent marks in paint, and sees no barrier in his varied approach, no essential difference between the conceptual and object-based practice.
In Ever After he has looked at the most traditional of Joshua Reynold’s orders: portraiture and forced us to interrogate how we look and so what we learn. He takes the miniature, the small oval format, and provides a detail, not a face - against all expectations and in an installation of many of these miniature details our mind tries to reconstruct a whole. He has copied portraits by some of history’s most painterly artists: Velásquez, Raeburn and Lely, but as grids of labels, each bearing a detail, or single labels with a partial of the whole: art imitating art concealing art. But he does not deny his own instinct towards beauty and each work has satisfied the need: delicacy, balance and harmony achieved at an exquisite pitch in each work, however disembodied.
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Thursday 8th August, 9 - 9.20am | Breakfast Club - Julie Lawson, Chief Curator of Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland, will give a personal view on Derrick Guild's Ever After | Click here to RSVP for this free event
Saturday 10 August, 11 - 12noon | Artist Talk with music - Derrick Guild in conversation, with music by Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid | Click here to RSVP for this free event
Saturday 17 August, 11 - 12noon | Poetry reading - Robert Crawford to read from his publication The Scottish Ambassador, followed by a book signing, in conjunction with Derrick Guild | Click here to RSVP for this free event
Ever After, after van den Valckert View details
Ever After, after van den Valckertoil on linenH:10cm W:8cm£1,400Ever After, after Danloux and van der Kooi View details
Ever After, after Danloux and van der Kooioil on linen in four piecesH:38cm W:32cm£3,900Ever After, after Skirving and Lawrence View details
Ever After, after Skirving and Lawrenceoil on linen in two piecesH:12cm W:18cm£2,800
Ever After, after Raeburnoil on linenH:12cm W:9cm£1,400Ever After, after Raeburn, Horse Eye from Life View details
Ever After, after Raeburn, Horse Eye from Lifeoil on linen in two piecesH:17cm W:10cm£2,200
Ever After, after Raeburnoil on linenH:17cm W:9cmSoldSingle Label Andriesz Bicker, after van der Helst View details
Single Label Andriesz Bicker, after van der Helstoil on linen panelH:26cm W:18cm£2,200Label Andriesz Bicker, after van der Helst View details
Label Andriesz Bicker, after van der Helstoil on linenH:102cm W:82cm£11,000Single Label, after Diego Velazquez View details