In Pictures: The Skinny Showcase @ EAF
Running from 31 July-23 August 2015, The Skinny Showcase at Hill St Design House, Edinburgh, represents the second group show outing as part of Edinburgh Art Festival. Drawing together four specially selected graduate artists, one from each of Scotland's major art schools, the exhibition represents the graduate representation of EAF and offers an international art audience the chance to view the most exciting new work this country has to offer.
From Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Laura Porteous presents her vast, fractured painted canvases exploring the nature of surface. From Glasgow School of Art, John Farrell investigates the nature of identity on Scotland's west coast, taking in sectarian lyrics, Thatcher buried under a seam of coal and the music of Mogwai. Mary Watson, from Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone, makes playful ceramics which look at the reward culture, celebrating a few of the weird and wonderful prizes that exist in the world today. Her ceramic crown and throne offer the audience a chance to celebrate their own petty achievements, with a scroll to record their self-proclaimed merit alongside a ceremonial coronation. Finally, Alice Chandler of Edinburgh College of Art creates monumental sculptural works, magnifying the domestic object to a woozy scale.