Beneath the Surface

Michael Craik and James Lumsden at the City Art Centre

Works by James Lumsden and Michael Craik are currently on show at the City Art Centre as part of ‘Beneath the Surface’, an exhibition presenting the work of 9 contemporary artists based in Scotland: Sara Brennan, Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, James Lumsden, Karlyn Sutherland, Andrea Walsh.


Each of them articulates a minimalist aesthetic through abstraction in their work, ranging from constructions, drawings and paintings to ceramics, glass and tapestry. Eschewing narrative and observed reality, the artworks have an economy of gesture in common – a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.


Beneath the Surface is accompanied by a catalogue with an insightful essay on the history of Scottish abstract art by Kenneth Dingwall. The exhibition continues this narrative by showcasing a group of contemporary artists currently working in Scotland in the field of minimal abstraction.


We are delighted that both James and Michael have been invited to show their work in this exhibition. Their works are also part of the winter exhibition at the &gallery and available for purchase throughout the year.


The exhibition runs until the 1st of March 2020.

December 6, 2019