Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I
Date: 22 November 2014 – 25 May 2015
Space: Gallery 3

This exhibition looked at Alasdair Gray’s practice, influences and work as inspiration to delve into Glasgow Museums’ Collection.

Installation shots from the exhibition – Photos Alan Dimmick

Part of the Alisdair Gray Season, this exhibition created a link between artworks from Glasgow Museums’ collection and Gray’s works. Gray’s career todate involved a broad variety of practice, such as poetry, novel, plays, panting and printmaking, often influenced by masters of the past, such as William Blake and Paul Gauguin. Older works from Glasgow Museums’ collection by Albrecht Dürer, Aubrey Beardsley and Kunisada (Toykuni III) were displayed alongside more recent works by Gray’s peers – Carole Gibbons and Alan Fletcher –  and by younger artists who in turn have been influenced by his visual and writing practice.

Artists: Aubrey Beardsley, William Blake, Rob Churm, Albrecht Dürer, Alasdair Gray, Paul Gauguin, Alan Fletcher, Mark Gertler, Carole Gibbons, David Hockney, Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Chad McCail, Gilbert Spencer, Stanley Spencer, Adrian Wiszniewski

Neil Cooper, The List – review

Andrew McAllister, ‘Review: Alasdair Gray, Spheres of Influence I’, Glasgow Guardian

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