Fear and the Uncanny. Part 1.

Fear and the Uncanny. Part 1.

Generally speaking, the concept of ‘art’ is almost always associated with the word ‘beautiful’. So many of us consider the most popular art to be that which is a perfect unification of colour, line, texture and subject matter – a stunning human face, a breathtaking landscape; a satisfying pattern of

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Claire Kennedy Solo Show

Claire Kennedy Solo Show

Gracing our walls this month are the beautiful mixed-media works of Claire Kennedy. In this show, she is exploring fresh Glaswegian scenes; bold details of industrial structures; and the dissipating image of the trusty cassette tape. All of which she explores, characteristically, through a textured amalgamation of acrylic paint, photography,

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Michelle Campbell Solo Show: 'East vs West'.

Michelle Campbell Solo Show: ‘East vs West’.

East vs West: Celebrating the visual beauty of Thailand and Scotland. Today is a very exciting day. We welcome to the gallery 14 shiny new works from the brilliant Michelle Campbell. It isn’t often that you can say with the deepest sincerity that this truly is a collection of unique,

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Landscapes. Part 1.

Landscapes. Part 1.

A Scottish landscape painting; picture this – a remote, highland mountainscape; a soft, golden light diffused across the scene; a stag roaming through the foreground; and maybe a kilt-clad man with a spear, trotting inconspicuously somewhere in the wilderness. Hm… we’re just going to go ahead and say it… This

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Rachel Hobkirk & Hermione Macmillan Mini Show

Rachel Hobkirk and Hermione Macmillan are 2 emerging talents we’re very excited to share this month. Both have recently returned from stints in the Far East, and the new works capture their ever evolving styles; Hobkirk with her constructed canvases that leave viewers questioning the flatness and depth they see.

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Abstract Art: Shapes.

Abstract Art: Shapes.

Abstract art really is a contentious facet of the art world. Though it dominates a vast proportion of major galleries around the globe, the lingering response to its rejection of realism, is: “my five year old could have painted that!” Whilst it is so important that everybody speaks their own

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Textures and Surface Area.

Textures and Surface Area.

Introduction. It isn’t always easy to articulate why we like a work of art. And most of the time it feels like ‘who cares!’ – if we like it, we like it; simple as that. On one hand, we think that it is as simple as that – if you’re

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A Look At The Human Form. Part 2.

A Look At The Human Form. Part 2.

Last time we rambled on about the history of depicting the human form, in art. This time, we want to show you how the human form is dealt with in some contemporary art. Of course, Art Pistol is home to the best contemporary art (we’re not bias, promise!) – so

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Faces: New works from Michael Corr

We’re delighted to announce Michael Corr’s first solo show in the gallery, titled ‘Faces’. Opens Saturday 26th May from 2pm. All welcome. This latest body of works focusing on the face is a perfect example of Corr’s signature use of colour and light, combined with his photo-realistic style and experimental

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Coll Hamilton Mini Solo Show

Introducing 12 new paintings from gallery stalwart Coll Hamilton. This mini show is a snapshot of where his painting is heading this year, with a narrative driven collection of oil and acrylic portraits, ahead of a full show later in 2018. His usual backgrounds have been erased leaving his subjects

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A Look At The Human Form. Part 1.

A Look At The Human Form. Part 1.

Humans. I’m one. You’re one (probably). We are all unique, and incredibly complex. As a result, we all differ in how we comprehend other human-beings; and we equally differ in how we are perceived and depicted by others. This is an instrumental fact that underpins all art: we all have

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