Scottish Art In The Year
The East Lothian village of Stenton may be quiet but there are plenty of bright lights
in its new exhibition of landscapes, writes Elizabeth Mahoney...
...Much of the work is intimately connected to place, about
half to dramatically different Scottish locations, many others
to places further afield...
The works that most stand out, however, are the paintings
that free themselves from place, from the known or easily
imagined landscape in some way. The terrain that Christopher
Wood conjures in Sea Fishing might feel familiar, but his
approach is flamboyantly abstract. In the midst of fields
and an easily recognisable horizon and shoreline, sit wild
fizzes of colour, like liquorice allsorts or sweet pebbles.
© Elizabeth Mahoney
The Scotland on Sunday, 23rd January 2000