Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Toby Paterson & IMPRINT @ Smart Gallery!


The next show in the Smart Gallery is by Toby Paterson. The show features a nice mixture of old and new work featuring prints, paintings and reliefs. Toby's work explores architectural elements, often the hard angles and high towers which most people come to ignore but Toby manages to capture some of the original magic that must have existed when these monster's were built. He also looks at the small spaces, the shapes, lines and the movement of these under used spaces and transforms them into works of art. Coming from a skateboarding background its not suprising as that exactly what skating does to you, it makes you look beyond the obvious to see the sublime!

The show is ongoing from now until the 24th of June. Also this weekend the Smart Gallery is hosting IMPRINT, a special weekend event with discounted prints available from the Peacocks collection, this includes works by Frances Walker, John Byrne & Ralph Steadman to name a few! There will also be the Printapoem poetry work shop and the launch of Pushing Out The Boat volume 2, a collection of writings and stories from Scottish authors. To take part in the workshops please be sure to contact Smart Gallery and book a space! That's this weekend sorted, Smart!