press release

Challenge your preconceptions about painting with this exhibition of rebellious, spirited and playful works that extend your idea of what is possible with paint, canvas and a wall. Bringing together works by both emerging and internationally renowned artists, many of whom are showing in Scotland for the first time, the exhibition is inspired by the idea of the gallery as a gateway to visionary experiences.

‘The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out.’ Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception (1954)

The exhibition is named after the 1980 Ken Russell film Altered States, in which Edward Jessup (William Hurt) undertakes a series of extreme sensory experiments to find life’s meaning.

Altered States of Paint

Künstler: Jutta Koether, Till Gerhard, Angela de la Cruz, Andreas Dobler, Neil Clements, Rabiya Choudry