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Phyllida Barlow at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

I've spent the last week in Edinburgh where I visited some great exhibitions. I went to to my favourite gallery in Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery. The first exhibition I saw here was by the Artist Gabriel Orozco. His work has had a huge impact on my own practice, his use of shape and colour really intrigued me. Upon first seeing the display of Barlow's work I was struck at how the gallery had made amazing use of the space. Her work is dominating and powerful.

   'Set' at the Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery 2015                                                        

Her use of materials was very clever and the combination of plastic, paper and wood etc. showed a great contrast making each individual element stand out. I was enticed all around the gallery space as the sculptures connected from room to room and even spilling out into the upstairs of the gallery space. There was a really fluidity to how the exhibition has been presented. A real sense of an eerie atmosphere was present because of  the sheer size of the sculptures compared to the gallery space they had been placed in. I felt like I had entered a new world and around every corner there was something new and exciting to explore.

'Set' at the Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery 2015

The exhibition is part of a set for the Edinburgh Art Festival and is on display at the Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery until the 18th of October.

All images on this blog post have been sourced from the galleries website or from Hauser & Wirth*


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  2. Wow, these exhibitions were outstanding. Thanks dear for sharing the photographs. You know at a nice Chicago event space I have also attended such amazing art shows. I was truly impressed by the art that was presented there.


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