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Sara Brennan | Michael Craik | Eric Cruikshank | Kenneth Dingwall | Callum Innes | Alan Johnston | James Lumsden | Karlyn Sutherland | Andrea Walsh

16 November 2019 to 1 March 2020

Beneath the Surface features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland - Sara Brennan, Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, James Lumsden, Karlyn Sutherland and Andrea Walsh. Each of them articulates a minimalist aesthetic through abstraction in their work, ranging from constructions, drawings and paintings to ceramics, glass and tapestry. Eschewing narrative and observed reality, the artworks have an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.

Beneath the Surface is accompanied by a catalogue with an insightful essay on the history of Scottish abstract art by Kenneth Dingwall. The exhibition continues this narrative by showcasing a group of contemporary artists currently working in Scotland in the field of minimal abstraction.


Beneath the Surface

Curator sits admiring two paintings on display - both paintings are in gold frames

City Art Centre

Free entry | Recommended donation £3 | Last entry 4.30pm

The City of Edinburgh’s Art collection is one of the finest in Scotland, and includes works by the most important Scottish artists. More info