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Ever after [Exhibition]

Guild, Derrick



An exhibition, held at the Scottish Gallery for The Edinburgh Festival 2019. In Ever After the artist has looked at the most traditional of Joshua Reynold’s orders: portraiture and forced us to interrogate how we look and so what we learn. He takes the miniature, the small oval format, and provides a detail, not a face - against all expectations and in an installation of many of these miniature details our mind tries to reconstruct a whole. He has copied portraits by some of history’s most painterly artists: Velásquez, Raeburn and Lely, but as grids of labels, each bearing a detail, or single labels with a partial of the whole: art imitating art concealing art. But he does not deny his own instinct towards beauty and each work has satisfied the need: delicacy, balance and harmony achieved at an exquisite pitch in each work, however disembodied.


Ever after. Exhibition held 24 July - 24 August 2019, The Scottish Gallery [online], Edinburgh. Available from:

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Jul 24, 2019
End Date Aug 24, 2019
Publication Date Jul 12, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 21, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 13, 2024
Keywords Modern art; Installation; Contemporay art; Portraiture
Public URL
Additional Information ISBN 9781912900046


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