23rd October – 14th November 2015
This exhibition is a selection of work by more than a dozen of the elected RGIs, whose vision could be considered part of the Narrative tradition. The Narrative tradition has a long lineage in Scotland from the dramatic subjects of Gavin Hamilton, the rustic scenes of David Wilkie, the subtle story-telling of the Glasgow Boys and on to the New Glasgow Boys.
Where the earlier artists were more explicit and left less to interpretation, the artwork in ‘ALLUSION’ invites more personal response, with clues sometimes being found in the title of the work. However, any authoritative meaning is often deliberately buried. You are invited to read your own narratives into the often beguiling artwork of this exhibition.