Fruitmarket wonder

I have to share my joy having just returned home after visiting the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh.  Their current exhibition After Minimalism: California Light and Space has many works that just so uplift me in these dark wintry days two of which were by artists whose work I totally love.

Olafur Eliasson is a master of light and life and his installation builds from the darkness to a beautiful wholeness.. I wanted to slow it down to savour all the combinations but instead one is left with a moment on the back of the retina that I tried to hang on to as the darkness returned.

And then round the next corner was an even bigger better surprise: Tacita Dean’s Disappearance at Sea.  I have known of this work for nearly 10 years and tried to find somewhere that was showing it without success.. and then long after forgetting all about it, there it was in the Fruitmarket.  The whole experience, the light, luminosity, rich colours, seagulls crying, machinery clanking, poetically combining notions of longing, searching, and homecoming refuge and timeless repetition.  It was worth wating for and a wonderful Advent gift.

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