The much-anticipated Alasdair Gray and Joyce Gunn Cairns exhibition opened on Sunday to a wonderful reception.
The response was enthusiasm, excitement, and also reverie at the stunning, evocative works that these two contrasting artists produce.
I noticed people examining each piece, reading the text, the poetry and writings as well as taking in the overall impact of Alasdair's stunning screen prints, each containing layers and layers of meaning, but also beauty. Six of Alasdair's daring works have already been snapped up.
Joyce's subtle yet strong paintings enthral people. The more attention you give them, the more they seem to come to life. They get under your skin until you can't resist! Nine of Joyce's beautiful and unique paintings have sold already.
It was one of Smithy Gallery's busiest openings to date. This was not entirely surprising, as the work of both Alasdair Gray and Joyce Gunn Cairns have an unbelievable following. Alasdair is possibly at 'national treasure' level and Joyce should be!
Thank you to everyone for coming and enjoying the opening of this special exhibition.
My special thanks to the wonderful Joyce Gunn Cairns and the inimitable Alasdair Gray.
My favourite photo - the happy artists!
The exhibition continues until 13 May and it's too good to miss!
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