press release

venue: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

The whole of Modern One is given over to GENERATION. An extensive range of work by artists such as Charles Avery, Kate Davis, Jonathan Monk, Lucy McKenzie, Victoria Morton, Jonathan Owen, Julie Roberts and Alison Watt demonstrates the continuing vitality of painting and drawing in Scotland and show how artists frequently use different media in their practice. As well as room-sized installations by Ross Sinclair (Real Life Rocky Mountain), Graham Fagen (Peek-A-Jobby), Torsten Lauschmann (At the Heart of Everything A Row of Holes) and Simon Starling (Burn-Time), a number of newly commissioned installations have been created especially for the exhibition by Claire Barclay, Toby Paterson, Ciara Philips and Alex Dordoy, all made in response to the architecture of the rooms in which they are shown. The use of moving image has been a significant aspect of the visual artists in Scotland over the last 25 years, and at Modern One, amongst the films and video works on show are Douglas Gordon’s celebrated 24 Hour Psycho, Henry Coombes’ The Bedfords, Smith/Stewart’s Breathing Space and Roderick Buchanan Soda Stream.