A short film shown in the solo exhibition, "below, the rocks fell into darkness" at the Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, May - July 2018. The film is displayed here at a much lower definition than that exhibited, and was shot on super 16mm digital format. The film explores the environment around, and the panoramic view from (and of) a loch-side wildlife hide in the W Highlands of Scotland, shot at the height of summer. Dur. 9'17",
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Some documentation of my current show at the Studio Pavilion, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow. The show continues until July 15th, 2018
Thanks to Frank McElhinney for writing this review on my current show.
|still from "a darkening" super 16mm digital film, 4'33"|
Thursday, 4 January 2018
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Friday, 4 November 2016
Friday, 26 August 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Friday, 27 May 2016
|Lesley Punton - Big dark rock peak - oil on board - 2016|
|Lesley Punton - Lucky hill - oil and silverpoint on board - 2016|
|Lesley Punton - Misty mount - oil on board - 2016|
|Lesley Punton - Hill of Brightness - silverpoint on gesso on board - 2016|
Some new paintings in a larger series of works exploring the naming of the gaelic mountain landscape through colour.
Much of the way landscape is named in Gaelic is highly descriptive, and colour crops up again and again. Hills such as Beinn Dearg Mor are conventionally translated as 'big red hill' - these rather lumpen translations don't do justice to the multiple and often contested possible translations of the Gaelic to English, and to the shifting sense of colour when in the hills. In attempting to translate these hills into a field of colour (or light), my title translations have partly been arrived at through conversation with Alec Finlay, so my gratitude and thanks are sent to him here.