Gravity and Light29 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
We are delighted to host Ewan McClure’s first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. He is a painter of prodigious talent using oil paint in the Scottish tradition of Belle Peinture, so well represented in our history by both Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. For subjects he chooses landscape, here of Sweden in particular: fresh, plein air studies; the figure: still, in movement, always psychologically animated, and still life/interior giving ample scope for original composition and play of light.
A fully illustrated catalogue introduces a new painter for whom the title genius seems quite appropriate. Click here to purchase the catalogue.
To the casual observer, a still life painter’s workday involves a surprising amount of arbitrary juggling with bric-a-brac. But amid the trial-and error process of setting up; principles of harmony and order are dimly suggesting themselves to the painter – there to be obeyed or defied. As an idea finally crystallises, every passage of space and form is understood to relate to every other, and the channelled excitement of painting can begin. Ewan McClure
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Assembly2018oil on canvasH:35cm W:61cmSoldLake District, Bassenthwaite View details
Lake District, Bassenthwaite2018oil on paperH:22cm W:32cm£1,250Anchored View details
Anchored2018oil on canvasH:36cm W:47cm£1,650November Sun, Fjäderholmarna View details
November Sun, Fjäderholmarna2018oil on canvasH:25cm W:44cmSoldSelf Study View details
Self Study2018oil on canvasH:23cm W:32cmSoldStudio Shelf View details
Studio Shelf2019oil on canvasH:51cm W:76cmSoldWe Three View details
We Three2018oil on boardH:35cm W:61cmSoldThe White Jug View details