29 April 2018
Art & Craft Collective is delighted to host new artist Toni Harrower’s first Edinburgh exhibition. The exhibition will launch ion Saturday 12 May at 2 pm and run for six weeks.
Toni Harrower graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2016 and is a practicing artist in Scotland. Her most recent exhibition, “The Real and the Remembered” at The Gallery, Elgin Library, ran from 23 March to 6 April.
“My paintings follow a ‘system’ and a set of restraints that determine colour, composition and scale,” says Toni.
“I explore the physicality of paint in line with my interest in dementia. Working in a repetitious manner, I create individual patterns and repeating geometric shapes that form a grid-like structure. The grids provide a level of control over the paint, which is otherwise unrestricted. The build-up of layers expresses the passing of time. As the paint gains depth and weight, gravity and a lack of control come into play, causing the paint to fall away, with cells merging into one another. In many ways the paintings relate to uncontrollable events that happen in life, and several pieces imply the notion of the mind – and life – falling apart.”
Linsay Given Black, Director of Art & Craft Collective comments: “We are delighted to introduce Toni’s work to a new audience. The ethos of the Gallery is to support and encourage new artists and showcase their work so that they can begin to build a following and develop a lasting artistic career.”