'Atlantic Winter Skies'
Charcoal & Graphite
114cm x 114cm. 2018
Oir na Sùil: Edge of Sight
Margaret Uttley • David Knight
1 June – 7 July
An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS1 2DS
8th September - 6th October, Gavagan Art, Settle, North Yorkshire.
The paintings and drawings in this exhibition, frame and celebrate the dramatic promontory and vertical cliffs of Gallan Head and the Valtos peninsula. Dominated by the Atlantic Ocean and vast open skies, it is a place of uninterrupted space. Figurative and abstract, the work engages with scale, synergy and surveillance aspects of this charged environment, while lyrically combining atmospheric elements; weather, sea, sky, movement, colour, landscape, structures, rhythms and surface textures.
The sense of drama and mystery is coloured by its past history as an MOD base, while plans for a Cetus Project to build an astronomical Observatory point to an alternative, intriguing future.