01 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
This May, Guy Peploe selects from the subject of Still Life. In art history this subject has produced many masterpieces, countless sub-genres, and lot of efficient, academic works which might not win the Turner Prize but give great pleasure in the domestic realm. Still Life is often the subject chosen by the petit maitres: Van Huysum, Chardin, Morandi and our own Samuel John Peploe, explorations of symbolism, exercises in the pursuit of significant form. In Scotland the still-lifes of the Edinburgh School from Gillies and Redpath to Blackadder have added considerably to the genre, in Glasgow the practice of belle peinture continues to thrive. This selection is modest, personal and focused on Scotland, on the modern period and contemporary examples.
Artists Included; Mary Armour, William Crosbie, Victoria Crowe, J D Fergusson, William Gillies, John Houston, William MacTaggart, Christine McArthur, Ellen Malcolm, Alberto Morrocco, Leon Morrocco, Denis Peploe, S J Peploe, Anne Redpath, Duncan Shanks,David McClure.
Guy Peploe has written a Haiku for each picture within the exhibition - read them here. And if you are interested in attending a short lecture with Guy Peploe discussing the work in this exhibition please register on eventbrite, or contact The Gallery.
Seven Pears View details
Seven Pearsmixed media on panelH:73.5cm W:99cm£7,900The Studio Window View details
The Studio Windowc.1966mixed media on blue paperH:63cm W:47cm£4,650Still Life View details
Still Lifeoil on boardH:31.5cm W:40cmSoldPumpkin and Cactus View details
Pumpkin and Cactus1985oil on canvasH:54.6cm W:57.2cm£18,500Still Life with Flowers & Red Coffee Pot View details
Still Life with Flowers & Red Coffee Pot1994mixed mediaH:109cm W:104cmReservedTorquil's Tins View details
Torquil's Tinsc.1955oil on canvasH:64cm W:76cmSoldPansies, Shell and Mountain View details
Pansies, Shell and Mountainc.1975oil on canvasH:46cm W:61cmReservedBegonia Rex View details