[24th July – 28th September]
Dundee-born artist David Batchelor marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus School of Art and Design in Dessau, with a new exhibition, My Own Private Bauhaus, that, in paying tribute to the school’s abstract approach to colour and geometry, introduces the more personal elements of a less formal line, less purity of colour, and touches of improvisation, informality and humour. The exhibition promises a wide variety of small sculptures, paintings and drawings that sit together on long, shallow, wall-mounted aluminium shelves, made from plastic offcuts, shards of glass, found objects, metal mesh, tin tops, timber, concrete, gloss paint, spray paint and adhesive tape, representing the diversity of Batchelor’s work. These are shown together with a number of large Colour Chart paintings, made using poured commercial paint on aluminium panels. These paintings become virtual sculptures with precariously colourful, off-circular forms balanced atop schematic, plinth-like bases.
Batchelor is a widely-exhibited and published artist, and this exhibition sees his return to exhibiting in Edinburgh in the New Town setting of the historic and characterful Ingleby Gallery.