J Gordon Brown's Colour Abstracts capture the imagination at Peacock Visual Arts

By Culture24 Reporter | 22 May 2013

Exhibition preview: Colour Abstracts, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, May 11 – June 15 2013

A photo of an abstract, blurred mix of purple, white and blue lights
J Gordon Brown, Nightwalk (2011). Oil on Canvas© Courtesy Peacock Visual Arts
“J Gordon Brown’s paintings are breathtaking,” Kirsty Young, of Peacock, says by way of build-up to this show shaped by the Granite City.

“We are all desperate to see them in situ. We hope they will capture visitors’ imaginations as they have ours.”

That expectation is likely to be rewarded if the decision of the judges at last year’s Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition, who gave Brown first prize for his Night City Jazz painting, is any guide.

Taking ambiguous photos of the city at night, Brown plays with abstraction, editing the shots until they become grand shadows of the lights of Aberdeen.

There are two further twists: working in the venue’s print workshop alongside Michael Waight, Brown has made a new photo etching.

He’s also collaborated with Digital Manager Iain Gildea for a new film – one of his first forays into moving image art.

  • Open Tuesday-Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm. Admission free. Follow Peacock Visual Arts on Twitter @PeacockVisArts.
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