Alpha Art Gallery, 52 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge
Running until December 24
It’s time for the Alpha Art Christmas show! A comprehensive display of their collection featuring some of the finest work displayed and Alpha throughout the year. From Jack Frame to Lee Howell, some of our personal favourites from Alpha are being displayed right now! We went along to the opening of the show, arriving fairly late in the day, they were still doing a roaring trade. Pictures were being hung and sold within minutes.
Of the artists on display, Jack Frame’s work is the most instantly recognisable, with his finely rendered trees on their metallic backgrounds standing out a mile. The lead image for the exhibition, a typical Frame tree in gold on a white background is an outstanding piece and we would have loved to see it but sadly it was sold and gone long before we arrived.
Also on show is the outstanding work by photographer and image editor Lee Howell, whose Edinburgh based work is a delight. We previously saw it at the Edinburgh Art Fair and it hangs just as well, if not better, in the gallery space. With two works we had not previously seen, featuring lions and flamingos respectively. The Twins of Red Riding image in its beautiful vintage frame is worth a trip to the gallery in its own right.
New to us at ArtMag was the work of Madeleine Gardiner, an abstract artist whose piece Sierra Nevada Winter is an eye catcher from the first step through the door.
All in all, it is a great exhibition in a lovely Stockbridge space and, with the Own Art programme, is the perfect place to pick up a Christmas present for the art lover in your life.
Open until Christmas Eve, the pieces are flying off the walls so don’t miss out!