Scottish Society of Artists at Rosalux Gallery in May
The Cut of Your Jib
A special group exhibition of works by artists from the Scottish Society of Artists.
Opening Reception: Friday May 15, 7-10pm
Exhibition runs: May 9-31st, 2015
Special Event: Friday May 15, 6-7pm. Film screening and artists’ talk with artist Carolyn Scott and scholar Will Storrar on creative ventures in the civic arts and participatory democracy. “Bus Party” a mixed media film and photo piece on view in the gallery in which artists, writers and musicians spent a week on board a bus traveling around Scotland engaging with local communities and discussing the question “What kind of Scotland do you want?” in reference to the September 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Free and public. http://www.carolynscottimages.com/index.htm and http://www.ctinquiry.org/about/bio_william-storrar
Rosalux Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon-4pm. Free and open to the public
About the Exhibition:
The Cut of your Jib is a sea faring term, which dates back to the golden age of sailing when sailors on deck were advised to note the cut of the jib of an approaching ship in order to help identify friend or foe.
The works in this exhibition have been selected from the annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh Scotland and marks the first of what Rosalux hopes might be many more curatorial exchanges between artists groups across the globe. The Scottish Society of Artists has been an artist-led membership organization since 1891 with goals that include empowering artists through becoming part of an artist-led organization and facilitating artistic exchange and communication with international artists and artist groups. http://www.s-s-a.org
In this exhibition the works of twenty selected artists showcase some of the rich diversity of approaches to art and art making in Scotland today. It features painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation works. Much of the work can be understood directly in relation to place as it reflects on aspects of the particular physical or political landscape inhabited by the artist.