Transported: Jim Ramsay at Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Jim Ramsay, enamel wall piece
Jim Ramsay, enamel wall piece

Title:
Accidental Transport

Times:
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

From: 25 May 2024

To: 22 Jun 2024

Venue:
Beacon Arts Centre
Custom House Quay
Greenock
Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
PA15 1HJ

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Showing at Greenock’s Beacon Arts Centre, the paintings, prints and sculptures by Jim Ramsay use a variety of methods, including vitreous enamel (glass powder fused to sheet steel at over 800?), a material from which transport signage used to be made. 

The exhibition’s title, Accidental Transport, refers to a term found in a botanical glossary describing the movement of substances within a plant. In order to survive, a plant transports nutrients, water and minerals through its tissues and cells. This automatic process is a metaphor for the way Jim Ramsay makes artwork, pulling or moving parts of paintings around the whole to create interesting images.

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