- morandi_hugonin-install_web Installation view of<i> and per se and: part XI</i><br />James Hugonin & Giorgio Morandi<br /> Ingleby, Edinburgh<br />(26 July – 5 August 2017)
- giorgio-morandi-natura-morta-1953-crop-812_web Giorgio Morandi (1890 – 1964)<br /><i>Natura Morta</i>, 1953<br />oil on canvas<br />33.5 x 43 cm
- james-hugonin_fluctuations-in-elliptical-form-i_2016-17_web James Hugonin<br /><i>Fluctuations in Elliptical Form (I)</i>, 2016-17<br />oil and wax on wood<br />200.7 x 178.8 cm <div id="bpebox" style="margin: 5px 0 5px 0; color:#666;"></div>
- james-hugonin_fluctuations-in-elliptical-form-i_2016-17_detail_web Detail of James Hugonin<br /><i>Fluctuations in Elliptical Form (I)</i>, 2016-17<br />oil and wax on wood<br />200.7 x 178.8 cm <div id="bpebox" style="margin: 5px 0 5px 0; color:#666;"></div>
and per se and: part XI – James Hugonin and Giorgio Morandi
26 July 2017 - 5 August 2017
and per se and is a rolling sequence of exhibitions where one work is paired with another for two weekly periods, across a stretch of 12 months. For this phase of the sequence James Hugonin’s Fluctuations in Elliptical Form (I) will be joined by a classic still life by Giorgio Morandi.
At first glance the large abstract paintings of James Hugonin and the small-scale still lives of Giorgio Morandi may not appear to have very much in common, but bringing them together reveals an unmistakable connection of spirit. Both are the product of an unusual single-mindedness: Morandi working in semi-monastic isolation in Bologna in the middle years of the 20th century, painting the same sets of jugs and vessels over and over again; Hugonin working today – equally isolated from the wider world- high in the Cheviot hills between England and Scotland, working and reworking the possibilities of sequence and series.
The coupling of Hugonin and Morandi is the first of three pairings that we will present for the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival. From 8 August in and per se and: part XII, the work of Giorgio Morandi will be joined the screening of A Lot of Sorrow, a six-hour video and audio work by Ragnar Kjartansson.
Ingleby will be open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5 pm during August.