Geometry and Abstraction at the RSA

Bronwen Sleigh, 'Househillwood Road II', hand colour etching
Bronwen Sleigh, 'Househillwood Road II', hand colour etching

Reduct: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00, admission free, advance booking required

From: 25 Oct 2020

To: 22 Nov 2020

Royal Scottish Academy
Princes Street

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The Royal Scottish Academy is to show an exhibition of works by 31 Scottish artists in its Lower Galleries: Reduct: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art examines the ways in which non-objective expression remains a compelling approach one hundred years after it was first taken up by the early avant-garde. Framed in a historical context of internationally-significant Scottish artists, the exhibition will highlight the pursuit of non-objective form, through the prism of geometry, as an important movement in contemporary Scottish painting, printmaking and sculpture. The title of the exhibition, Reduct, relates to the centrality of reduction and distillation to abstraction.

An online viewing room will be available from 22nd October, and the exhibition itself will launch on 25th October. The gallery advises to book a time slot to visit exhibition and read what to expect before visiting.

Featured artists include Wilhelmina Barns-GrahamLouise Barrington, David BatchelorWilliam Braithwaite, Doug CockerAlan Davie, Rachel DuckhouseGareth FisherPaul FurneauxJo Ganter, Jake HarveyHetty HaxworthRhona JackJack KnoxJim LambieRosalind LawlessDavid Lemm, Ian McCulloch, John McLean, Marcus Murison, Glen Onwin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Toby Paterson, Jim Pattison, Frank Pottinger, Philip Reeves, Katie Schwab, Bronwen Sleigh, Rhona Taylor, Olivia Turner, and Arthur Watson.

From 25th October, the Finlay Room at the RSA is concurrently showing Peace Starts With a Smilean exhibition of the work of Academician Stuart Duffin, for whom the city of Jerusalem has been central to his life and work for a quarter of a century, since his first residency there as part of a collaboration between Jerusalem Print Workshop and Glasgow Print Studio. 

Image: Bronwen Sleigh, ‘Househillwood Road II’, hand colour etching

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