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Wings of Desire Exhibition

In Exhibition, Gallery, News by Lou1 Comment

mayjune (1 of 1)LynnMorleyStainedGlassTealightThings have been very busy at the Gallery this week as we took down the ‘Creative Me’ self portrait mini-exhibion and prepared for the May/June Wings of Desire Exhibition. The title of the exhibition is taken from the Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire as the exhibition is a celebration of cinema – showing art that explores the language and narrative of cinema. I must admit that we have been looking forward to this exhibtition for a year or so as we are both big fans of cinematic screenplays.

We show here a few images to tempt you along to the exhibition. Liz Perry, a printmaker and painter from Port William has made two series of work, one around Empire of the Sun which has images made using an apporpriately  Japanese printing technique. The other series is inspired by a Russian film called ‘The Cranes are flying’ which has resulted in some eerily beautiful images. Both sets of prints are very different.


Regulars Lynn Morley, Elegant Originals and Fran Raw have produced new work for the exhibition so the Gallery is looking very different. We will open tomorrow in Whithorn and also at our highly popular pop-up Gallery in Wigtown. In the main gallery the Exhibition will carry on throughout June but the pop-up is there for three days only during Spring Fling…


mayjune (1 of 1)-5We are delighted to also feature work by Jack Sloan, a highly renowned Scottish artist based in Whithorn who has permanently sited sculptures in civic spaces throughout Scotland. In Glasgow, commissioned work includes Strathclyde University, Italian Centre, Provand’s Lordship, Museum of Religion, Daily Record Offices and Glasgow Metropolitan Cathedral. He designed the museum interior of the Whithorn Trust’s Visitor Centre and created the angel sculpture which stands at the entry to the town. He has paintings and drawings in European private and public collections. Jack designed The Whtihorn Angel, commissioned by the Whithorn Business Association in 2005. The original design drawings of the scultpure by Jack  have not been seen before. This fit’s perfectly with the Wings of Desire Theme…


Another angel inspired series is called Wings of Desire by Lou Mcgill featuring layered digital images made from original photographs of angels at the Glasgow Necropilis. These have a rather grand goldleaf frame. In stark contrast Lou also has a series of black and white photographs inspired by Film Noir. Each image has a movie title.

Wmayjune (1 of 1)-9e also have work by Lisa Hooper, Kevan McGinty and Peter Wareing – three artists that feature in this year’s Spring Fling Open Studio Event.

As if we are not busy enough we will also be taking alot of the work featured up to Glasgow for the Galloway Artisans Exhibiiton at the Mackintosh Queen Cross. On this very sad day when the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building was destroyed by fire, we are very grateful that Life’s Little Ironies are able to hold an exhibition in that fantastic building.

We wish all participating artists a fabulous Spring Fling and we hope to see lots of new visitors to the Gallery as this is our first Spring Fling. We are Gallery number six on the Blue route…

We will provide an update of our Spring Fling adventure at both the main Gallery and the pop-up. We hope to see you there….


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