Tom White | Edinburgh Gallery

The Edinburgh Gallery, 20a Dundas Street Edinburgh
Exhibition continues until August 13
Open Monday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

The Edinburgh Gallery, in the New Town, presents regular exhibitions of contemporary art and ceramics.  The L shaped venue is ideal to show a solo exhibition and a mixed show in separate spaces.

Gallery owner Peter Sinclair had a fortunate encounter with Tom White, based in Bristol, at the Edinburgh Art Fair which led to this solo showcase during the Edinburgh Fringe.  On show from 30 July to 13 August, 2016 is an exhibition of Tom White’s cityscapes under the title “A Moment in Time,” capturing the painter’s equivalent of camera shutter, blink-of -an-eye time span in a detailed street scene.

In this series of oil and acrylic paintings, here is a young man in jeans and trainers crossing Niddry Street towards Bannerman’s Bar along the Cowgate, half in dark shadow with a slice of sunlight on the stone building. A girl in coat and backpack treks slowly from Market Street up the steep Scotsman Steps where she will soon pass by the tiny pub, Halfway House – this is an impressive perspective of the narrow alleyway leading to Cockburn Street.

The collection covers well known places around the Old Town – Advocate’s Close with a view down towards Princes Street, as well as several iconic bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh surrounded by traffic lights, bus stops, bicycles and brief glimpses of pedestrians. These are all part of a well observed urban life and captured with a photographer’s eye by Tom White.

The Gallery also currently has a mixed show of still life, landscapes, nudes and portraits including work by Graham Flack, Nuria Vall, Henry Kondracki, Gordon Mitchell, and Zohar.

The second half of the Festival Fringe exhibition is entitled “Chroma”, abstract artwork by Jacqui Higgs and Alan Chapman, with jewellery by Eleanor Symms. 18 August – 3 September.