Daring Colour and Imagined Landscapes

Six Faces by Koji Hatakeyama, 2013, cast bronze with gold leaf interior
Six Faces by Koji Hatakeyama, 2013, cast bronze with gold leaf interior
Single Cherry Blossom - high res copy
Single Cherry Blossom by Bob Crooks

Landscape is the thread between two exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery during the festival.

Memories of a Thousand Years is a collection of beautifully considered Japanese boxes by Koji Hatakeyama who describes bronze as being “material with memories of a thousand years”. The patinated surfaces of the boxes, with gold or silver interiors, represent an imagined landscape, evoking a sense of time. His boxes are what the west would consider to be scholarly items, precious objects held in high esteem in the household.

The landscape of Devon – its forms, patterns and colours – are the inspiration for renowned glass artist Bob Crooks. Alchemy is a collection of new work which seems to amplify his use of colour as he presents work on a grand and a tiny scale including still life groups.

See & Buy: Alchemy – Bob Crooks
Memories of a Thousand Years – Koji Hatakeyama
Until 30 August 2014
The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, EH3 6HZ
Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Free
(also showing Michael Becker Movement and Colour and garden sculpture by Helen Denerley)

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