It's always a nice feeling when you get an invite to an exhibition opening and have no idea what to expect. And when that invite comes from Grampian Hospitals Art Trust you know its going to be worth checking out. 'A Tall Tale' is the latest exhibition from Scottish artist Laura Mullen and showcases a variety of paintings which use space and buildings to create a unique visual dialogue. Not knowing anything about Laura I checked out her website and was instantly drawn to her work and the world she's created.
Drone like views of large building complexes and building like shapes fill what appears to be an otherwise blank landscape. People for the most part are reduced to ant like proportions adding to the sense of scale of the buildings but not in a menacing way, the buildings for the most part seem like spaces you might pass through but not necesarily live in which gives Laura's work a transient feeling.
'A Tall Tale' is on show til the 12th of August at the small gallery space in ARI (down the stairs at the main reception area along from the shop) and is well worth a look. You can also check out the group exhibition 'Relax & Dance' in the main gallery space, more on that later.