James Morrison has exhibited with The Scottish Gallery since the fifties and has been represented here exclusively since 1989. His previous show, Decades, which began our 175th anniversary year in 2017, showcased paintings from the seventy years of his painting life. In From Angus to the Arctic, his twenty-fifth show with us, we are delighted to include his most recent work, made around his studio south of Montrose. The show is also a retrospective of the subject of Angus. Morrison first came to Catterline in 1960, a move partly inspired by the presence of Joan Eardley and the beginning of a lifelong love of the varied landscape of The Mearns.
A selection from his three Arctic expeditions, created between 1990 and 1996, is hung alongside as a counterpoint: one group reveals a changing, vulnerable landscape of ice and water; the other, something far more ancient, but carrying the history of man in its fields, hedgerows and hamlets. Morrison’s painting is beyond representation and remains relevant to whichever sky under which he has worked.
Meditation on Nether Dysart IV View details
Meditation on Nether Dysart IV13.xi.2013oil on boardH:10cm W:147cm£4,850Detail of Meditation on Nether Dysart IV View details
Detail of Meditation on Nether Dysart IV13.XI,2013oil on boardH:10cm W:147cm£4,850Cononsyth View details
Cononsyth27.iii.2013oil on boardH:52cm W:76cmSoldApproaching Storm View details
Approaching Storm7.I.2011oil on boardH:81cm W:35cmReservedMeditation on Nether Dysart V View details
Meditation on Nether Dysart V12.ii.2014oil on boardH:15cm W:154cm£5,250Detail of Meditation on Nether Dysart V View details
Detail of Meditation on Nether Dysart V12.II.2014oil on boardH:15cm W:154cm£5,250Looking Towards the Dun View details
Looking Towards the Dun31.IV.2014oil on boardH:80cm W:110cmSoldAngus Landscape View details