A former Artist in Residence at the world renowned Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, is hosting a premier solo show at the Offshore Gallery in Glasgowâ€™s West-End.The gallery will display a compilation of the ink work, illustrations, and drawings by Newton Mearns artist Craig McIntosh at the end of August.
It is an exhibition of the work created and inspired from 80 days McIntosh spent isolated in a log cabin, deep in the wilderness of New England at the peak of winter during his residency in the US. McIntosh said:
My illustrations, drawings and prints come together in a very organic fashion. I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another. I simply start with a line or shape my work evolves as I create it in to subjects, objects and patterns. I am constantly drawing I love to sketch on abandoned pieces of paper like envelopes, old news print and cheep printer paper, some how the more worthless the paper the easier it is to explore the marks and lines that are made on them developing them into more intricate and detailed drawings.
McIntosh has produced work for Eoin McGoniga (on the board of directors at the Irish Institute of Modern Art), Helen Collins on the board of the Skibbereen Art Centre, and is a graduate from the Duncan of Jordanstone Art School in Dundee. He is originally from the Southside of Glasgow, and has displayed his artwork across Europe and North America for the past three years.
This free exhibition is at Offshore Gallery, 3-5 Gibson Street, G12 8NU, on 26 August â€“ 9 September 2011. Thereâ€™ll be a display of McIntoshâ€™s art and, of course, the customary complimentary booze for all attending.
McIntoshâ€™s work will be on sale throughout the exhibition, with prices ranging between Â£30 for small prints and up to Â£500 for larger works, inclusive of framing.