Talbot Rice Gallery

Alison Turnbull

10 March - 5 May 2012

Detail image of We Crossed the Minch by Alison Turnbull
Alison Turnbull, detail of We Crossed the Minch, 2011.

Alison Turnbull’s contemporary abstract paintings, from star charts and architectural plans, distil colour, rhythm and pattern to create images of startling clarity. They stress the inherent aesthetic qualities of information, otherwise presumed to have a purely functional quality, while demonstrating how the process of painting can record analytical and intuitive relationships.

This exhibition included new work, a survey of many of the artist’s works on paper, recent paintings and, in the Round Room, a new site-specific work, based on Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours and Minerals from National Museums Scotland. A fully illustrated catalogue is still available for purchase.