Friday, 18 June 2010

James Paterson @ The Hunterian

This little exhibition was an unexpected discovery when I visited the Hunterian to see Joseph Beuys.

The collection consists of paintings, photographs, sketchbooks and furniture given to Glasgow University by James Paterson's grand daughter, Anne Paterson Wallace.

We have been lucky enough to sell work by Paterson in the gallery, and we will have some for sale in our August exhibition. It is always very popular, particularly because he lived and painted near us, in Moniaive.

I really like his style of painting. I often think some of his oils look like watercolours from a distance, as he was so good at painting in soft tones, without any harshness.

Until I saw this exhibition I hadn't been aware of his great interest in photography and there are several of his photographs to view including photos he took of his own paintings.

The exhibition was created to go with the major Glasgow Boys exhibition that's on at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery. It's well worth going to see. There's a web site to go with the exhibition here.

1 comment:

Kathryn Mackenzie said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for the information on this as I hadn't read anything about it. I still haven't managed to make it up to see the Joseph Beuys exhibition but when I do I'll be sure to go and see the James Paterson one too.