Alpha Art, 52 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge
Exhibition running until October 23
Open Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 10.30am-5.30pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
Jack Frame’s current solo exhibition at Alpha Art is set to be as much of an event as last year’s sell out show. We attended the opening event on the September 23 and were thoroughly impressed by both the exhibition, the space and the artist. Unusually for Alpha Art, both halves of the gallery hosted the artist’s work and the effect was fantastic. Frame’s pieces, both large scale glass and perspex works and his smaller scale gold and silver leaf works, looked great on the walls, a view shared by the other attendees at the event who snapped up a huge portion of the works on opening night.
Frame has been “hotly tipped to become one of Scotland’s most collectible artists,” a sentiment one will understand after seeing his work. Frame’s trees hang well in almost any setting, their simplicity belying their complex themes. We had an opportunity to speak to Jack at the event and it was concluded that he is a delight. Enthusiastic about his work and passionate about his medium, he was more than happy to answer any questions we sent his way about his pieces, their production and their significance to him. It is a shame that not everyone who visits the exhibition can have such a tour guide as it was certainly a special experience.
Our personal favourite piece was “Land of Content: The Mercy Tree,” a wonderfully atmospheric piece with an attentively detailed sky and a fantastic example of Frame’s trees. Even if you couldn’t make it down to the opening, make some time and pop into Alpha Art in Stockbridge before October 23. If you are intending to buy, head down even sooner as many of the pieces have already sold and the rest cannot be far behind!