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Small pictures
04 October - 28 October 2007
11 Princelet Street
London E1 6QH

These paintings may not appear small but McFadyen’s expansive vistas are more commonly measured in metres rather than canvas inches. Large works are currently on display at 23 - 25 Redchurch Street in ‘Kill Matthew Barney’ until 21st October.

Subject-led, McFadyen generally works to the scale demanded by the estuarine sweeps and urban pans he is known for. This exhibition offers a rare chance to see some of his few works of a domestic scale in an intimate setting. The ergonomics of the household rather than those of the exhibition hall or museum prevail here and it is intriguing to note how a change in scale inflects everything from ground to brushmark while the artist maintains his painterly language and unmistakable signature.

Jock McFadyen was born in Paisley in 1950 and has worked in London since graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1977. Solo exhibitions include The Imperial War Museum 1991, Kelvingrove Art Gallery 1992, Talbot Rice 1998, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney 1999, Agnew’s, London 2001 and Rude Wercs, London 2005. His work is held in over 30 public collections, including the Tate, National Gallery, V & A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum and the Kunsthalle, Hamburg. A monograph on the artist was published by Lund Humphries in 2001.
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