Thursday, April 20, 2017

Phil McLoughlin and Joyce Gunn Cairns

In May we are pairing two very different artists - Phil McLoughlin and Joyce Gunn Cairns. They are exhibiting for the very first time together in their exhibition 'Real Imaginings'.

Phil McLoughlin - Write and Record

Joyce Gunn Cairns - Triumvirate

Each of us is attracted to different work for different reasons. I personally like to be stopped in my tracks. This happens rarely and when it does my heart beats a little faster as I feel something new and unique. I think is takes an artist of incredible talent to have this effect on the viewer.

Phil McLoughlin - Veneration

I was first introduced to Joyce Gunn Cairns, the fabulous Edinburgh artist, not long after I opened the gallery in 2005 and I was delighted to come across Phil McLoughlin's work more recently being exhibited in the RGI. Both artists have had this impact on me.

As different as the work looks in style, there is a depth and tension there, speaking (or rather not speaking) volumes.

Joyce Gunn Cairns - Her Summer Oufit

The exhibition opens on Sunday 7th May.