The Three Prestoungrange Paintings
Janice McNab created the paintings from her own onsite photography.
All three images were scanned onto a computer screen and re-photographed
to include the computer surround. The repeated internal framing
device used here seeks to unify and connect the three different
kinds of space set up in the three paintings. Janice McNab writes:
" We read painted images of reality as a certain kind of window
onto the world. We understand in terms of their historic context.
We read computer images of reality differently. To compound them
sets up other questions about History and 'the Real' in general.
These questions in the structure of the paintings are emphasised
by the images - land under water - a 16th Century flying deaths
head - a vacated moment of social history.
Clearly Janice McNab has
done great justice to her commission. The three Paintings hold
together in colour and texture and through the computer screen
device. The reduced daylight and fluro light on ceramic in the
Showers link visually with reflected light on the water on the
foreshore. The Ceiling reminds us of the passage of time.
Janice McNab was born in Aberfeldy and studied Fine Arts at Edinburgh
College (BA Hons) and Glasgow School of Art (MFA) as well as at
Hunter School for the Arts in New York.
She currently works as Visiting Artist at the Glasgow School and
has held Residencies in the Nederlands twice, in New Mexico, France
She has gained awards from the Scottish Arts Council, the Oppenheim-
Downes Trust, the Prince's Trust and the Greenshields Foundation
She has exhibited in Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth,
St Petersberg, London, St Andrews, Darmstadt, Copenhagen, Los
Angeles, Llandudno, Oxford, New York and Melbourne.
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