Patricia Cain: Seeing Beyond the Immediate
An ambitious mixture of painting, print and installation will be on show at Hawick Museum’s Scott Gallery from Saturday, August 12.
Dumfriesshire Artist Patricia Cain has made a new body of her own work for this exciting new exhibition as well as curating a selection of work by Scottish abstract artists Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) and William Gear (1915-1997).
The aim is to create an installation that encourages visitors to engage with the creative processes of artists who make both representational and abstract artworks.
Originated during a three-month residency at Barns-Graham’s house ‘Balmungo’, Seeing Beyond the Immediate goes behind the aesthetic of artworks to focus on the artists’ process and decision-making and considers how this might be linked to the development of the artist herself.
The exhibition’s narrative reveals how Cain makes her work in relation to what she observes of the world and the work of others and its interactive content allows visitors to experience this for themselves.
The artist trained in Law in the1990s before moving in to visual arts and academia, gaining her PhD in 2009.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition between 2 and 4pm on Saturday, August 12 when Patricia Cain will be in conversation with Mary Morrison, Creative Leader of the Scottish Borders Creative Arts Business Network.
Mrs Morrison commented: “It is fascinating to see these ideas explored, giving an insight into the artist’s mind and creative process.
“Cain is a very original and authentic thinker and this exhibition should offer food for thought for all those who see it, as well as being a vibrant visual experience.”
The exhibition will run until Sunday, October 8, for more information contact Shona Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01450373457.