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"Edward Summerton: The Rural"
2005-05-28 until 2005-07-16
Edinburgh Printmakers
Edinburgh, , UK United Kingdom

Edward Summertonís fascination with the representation of nature through book illustrations, field recordings and dioramas have influenced his most recent works and this exhibition of recent gouache paintings and commissioned prints are rooted in the illustrations culled from the natural history and fairy tale editions of the Ladybird series books from the 1960ís and 70ís.

His images flirt with the illustrations by way of mysterious, almost invisible detail, offering an idiosyncratic humour far removed from the ironic norm of contemporary art. These works form part of a narrative that is never fully disclosed that somehow illuminates the decaying romanticism connecting European folk tales to contemporary hallucinogenic experiences.

Edward Summerton was born in Dundee in 1962. He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee in 1985. He works as a lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Dundee and has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. He has organised and curated events and exhibitions and has work in private and public collections including the Royal Scottish Academy, the BBC and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Edward Summerton
CROWN
Oil on canvas
28 x 38cm


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