A major exhibition of paintings by artist, Jock McFadyen, displayed alongside works from the City Art Centre's collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art, timed to mark the artist's 70th birthday.
Over the last year McFadyen has spent considerable time researching the centre's collection and paying regular visits to the picture stores to select works for the show. His choices range from ‘old favourites’ by renowned Scottish artists, to ones that have rarely been seen by the public.
Through a series of fascinating pairings, the exhibition encourages viewers to form new perspectives, as works that might initially seem unrelated reveal unexpected relationships. Some of these juxtapositions are witty, some are striking or surprising, allowing the works to be viewed in a new light.
By showcasing these artworks side by side, the exhibition aims to highlight common visual threads that connect all pictures, mixing up the traditional boundaries of period, style and artistic posture. It places the collection and McFadyen’s work in a fresh and exciting context.