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exhibitions & events 2023

Michael McVeigh

Michael McVeigh
Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 03 November - 02 December 2023

Preview: Thursday 02 November, 6-8pm

Blue Pussy

New works by Michael McVeigh produced at Glasgow Print Studio in the mediums of etching and digital print that mainly feature cats.

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Cats are one of humanity's closest companions and have long fascinated and enchanted with their grace, independence, and mysterious nature. The enigmatic cats featured in this series are redolent with accumulated feline wisdom and require that we accept them on their own terms however unusual they may be. Examples here from McVeigh’s bestiary range from the esoteric ‘Blue Pussy’ to the more familiar ‘Ginger’ and luxuriously textured, exotic ‘Leopard’.

McVeigh mastered the techniques of the etched line and aquatint some time ago and he continues to produce engaging and vibrant works in this medium. Of particular note however in this series of works is his continuing development in the creation of digital imagery. Michael has spent many hours in the Digital Suite at GPS learning and exploring new techniques of production combining layered textures with the marks of the pen and brush of the drawing tablet.

Born in Dundee, McVeigh lives and works in Edinburgh. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design from 1977-82 and has exhibited widely over the past three decades with solo shows including Edinburgh Printmakers, Compass Gallery, Open Eye Gallery and many group exhibitions including Scottish Gallery and Highland Printmakers.

Click here to see works from the exhibition

Image: Michael McVeigh, 'Blue Pussy', digital print, 35 x 25 cm, edition 25.


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