Michael Durningmonuments

It will be nine years since we had a Michael Durning Exhibition so we are really looking forward to this one.

I find a stark beauty in the monuments of our past, places that are the physical co-ordinates of our lives and our indigenous culture.
In this exhibition I have used some paper once owned by founder of Paisley Art Institute, uncovered in a stash of historical artefacts that connects Paisley, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Vienna Secession. Following in footsteps of many Scottish artists, I have used images procured from European travels over the past decade.
The broken monumentality of mountains continues to fascinate me. Their geographical formations, scoured and dissolved by weather systems, are often given architectural names. Mountains stand for a country’s cultural identity as much as its architecture.