The familiar becomes strange and the strange familiar, in an exhibition of Gordon Mitchell’s paintings. Gordon’s unparalleled draughtsmanship and imaginative liaisons make for a visually rich and thought provoking debut exhibition here at Morningside Gallery.  Take a Closer Look opens Saturday 1st April and runs until April 16th, with a Private View and Meet the Artist event on Friday 31st March. The digital catalogue can be viewed below.



Gordon Mitchell was born in 1952 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, embarking upon a career in teaching until becoming a full-time painter in 1989. He is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (1997), the Royal Glasgow Institute (1998) and the Royal Scottish Academy (2005).



Always thought provoking, Gordon’s work draws upon traditional iconography, news stories and visual puns, to create unexpected juxtapositions and perceptive visual commentaries. Conventional boundaries between the world of the real and the world of the imagination are transcended, and we are invited to question how we see, hear and feel the world around us.



Gordon has always had a distaste for the “taken for granted”, and he enjoys looking beyond logic and everyday reasoning. He creates images which are arresting, in part down to the illusion of reality. When the obvious technical process is removed, something puzzling, witty, often irreverent, but always memorable, becomes apparent.



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