Friday, June 21, 2024

Dilapidated Mother-and-Pop Retailers Stand Alone within the Scottish Highlands in New Work by Andrew McIntosh — Colossal



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A shop at the base of a mountain

“Pentangle” (2023), oil on linen, 200 x 150 centimeters. All photos courtesy of James Freeman Gallery, shared with permission

In DreamersAndrew McIntosh concurrently conveys the plight and resilience of small companies, rendering lone retailers and inns amongst desolate landscapes. The Scottish artist (beforehand) usually faucets into nostalgia and the forgotten, and he’s recognized for utilizing the highlands of his childhood as a backdrop for his mysterious scenes in oil paint.

This new physique of labor, which is on view this month at James Freeman Gallery, pits the inhospitable panorama towards the wants of commerce with a heavy dose of irony. A journey company towers above a small island requiring a visit by boat to succeed in, a tanning salon glows amid a foggy forest, and a lawnmower restore store stands amid an overgrown subject. Usually outfitting the buildings with flaking paint, neon indicators, and graffiti, McIntosh positions every as a relic of a former period, positing that just like the Romantic notions of a wild, untamable nature changing into outmoded, so is “the postwar idealism” of capitalism and enterprise.

For those who’re in London, cease by the gallery to see Dreamers from Could 18 to June 10. In any other case, discover extra on Instagram.


A fish monger out on the water

“Neptunes” (2023), oil on linen, 200 x 150 centimeters

A shop amid a quiet landscape

“Newman Arms” (2023), oil on gesso panel, 40 x 30 centimeters

A lawnmower repair shop in an overgrown field

“Austin” (2023), oil on linen, 200 x 150 centimeters

A travel agency on a small island

“Paradise Journey” (2023), oil on linen, 150 x 130 centimeters

A glowing tanning salon amid a forest

“Sundown Seaside” (2023), oil on linen, 200 x 150 centimeters

An inn surrounded by a vivid yellow landscape

“The Clock Inn” (2023), oil on gesso panel, 40 x 30 centimeters

A record store at the base of a mountain

“Zodiac” (2023), oil on linen, 200 x 150 centimeters

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