The exhibition includes new work by Scottish photographers Mhairi Law and David Grinly as well as images by some of the best-known photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Julia Margaret Cameron and Edward Weston.
Mhairi Law is exhibiting newly produced work made on a research trip to the Faroe Islands in 2016 alongside images from her series Eilean I Island made on the Isle of Lewis in 2014. Law is an award-winning photographer who works predominantly with a medium format camera to make documentary and landscape photographs that explore environmental and social themes.
David Grinly is exhibiting a new body of work from a series called Murmur. Completed in 2017, each of the works consists of a painting on a photograph of a wall. Grinly started making this series in Paris and the title is a play on the sounds of the French words for wall (‘mur’), death ('mort') and love ('amour').
Alongside work by these contemporary photographers, we are presenting The Photographic Art: Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America, an exhibition of 25 framed works (photolithographs and rotogravures) featuring images produced between 1843 and 1983. The Photographic Art is a Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition that was conceived and selected by Mike Weaver and first shown at Stills in 1986. The artists and photographers represented are: Roger Fenton, William Henry Fox Talbot, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarence White, Peter Henry Emerson, Wright Morris, Fay Godwin, Frederick H Evans, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Paul Strand, Carleton Watkins, David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson, Benjamin Brecknell Turner, Edward Weston, James Craig Annan, Raymond Moore, Frederick H Evans, Alexander Gardner, Julia Margaret Cameron and Ansel Adams.
This exhibition is open to all and free to attend.
Please note that the Pathfoot Building and the Art Collection based in this building is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
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