Tom Lindsay: Towards Freedom
May 18 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Tom Lindsay is an artist based in Dumfries and this exhibition is the first time his work has featured in a major exhibition on home ground.
“The show is based on the last two year’s work and reflects my aim to push towards producing work which excites and satisfies me. What you see is a small part of my output, much of which is either destroyed or painted over. The paintings are about my love of paint and surface, and not illusion. I work directly from stimuli in a variety of media. Passion and frustration with long periods of reflection contribute to work that can be complex or simple but never easy: freedom is an unachievable aim, but one worth striving towards.”
Tom graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1971 with a post diploma (highly commended) and was awarded an Andrew Grant travelling scholarship to Italy(spring 1972). He has exhibited with the Richard Demarco Gallery, the McLaurin, Ayr, the Society Scottish of Artists, Open Eye, Compass Gallery, Paisley institute, and most recently a one-person show at the Dundas Street gallery in Edinburgh in April 2017. His teaching career takes in spells at the Douglas Ewart, Maxwellton High and Lockerbie Academy where he ran a successful department for twenty years and was an examiner with the SED.
The exhibition also features some work by Tom’s daughter, jeweller Sarah Lindsay. Now based in London, Sarah graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 and she has been developing her use of acrylic. Her innovative technique has allowed her to exhibit in shops and galleries throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan, including the V&A, Tate Modern and San-Francisco MOMA. Sarah’s design approach is to make simple pieces for everyday use and comfort and wearability are key to the design.