[3rd – 18th August]
Using traditional craftsmanship and contemporary techniques, Duke creates furniture and sculptures from local hardwoods and reclaimed timber. Both are an interpretation of nature and its familiar forms. Guided by the patterns in the grain, his work is a result of the surface and texture experimentation to embrace the natural beauty of wood whilst attempting to change our perception of this traditional material.
Painting exclusively in oil, Graham’s work has moved from representational/figurative beginnings towards abstraction and expressionism. Ambiguity: the not so obvious, the not black and white, the image that leaves room for interpretation. Often calm and reflective, often chaotic splashes of colour, his paintings have one thing in common; a sound technique, based on a thorough knowledge of the use of oils, gained over many years at the easel.
Oil & Wood features the most recent work by both artists who will be personally present in the Long Room throughout the exhibition.
Long Room, Logie Steading
Forres, Moray IV36 2QN
[Link image: Duke Christie – Coriolus, chainsaw-carved wall panel in local ash]
[Image below: Graham Pook – The Chairman, oil]