Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition displays McFadyen's new and existing paintings, paired alongside works from the City Art Centre’s collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art.
Through a series of fascinating pairings, the exhibition encourages viewers to take a closer look. Works that might initially seem unrelated reveal unexpected connections and relationships. Some of these juxtapositions are witty; some are striking or surprising. By showcasing these artworks side by side, the exhibition aims to highlight common visual threads that connect all pictures, mixing up the traditional boundaries of period, style and artistic posture. It places the collection and McFadyen’s work in a fresh and exciting context.
- Maeve Toal, Curator, City Art Centre