Mystics or Rationalists?
4 August – 29 October 2011
Iran do Espírito Santo
Cerith Wyn Evans
‘Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach’
It is 40 years since Sol LeWitt published his famous Sentences on Conceptual Art: a sequence of 35 statements that defined personal parameters for the making and understanding of conceptual art. Sentence number one provides the title and inspiration for Ingleby Gallery’s exhibition for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival, an exhibition that presents the work of nine artists whose work invites the viewer to make the leap between idea and object.
This exhibition questions the nature of perception… what it means to look, and think, and look again. Mystics or Rationalists? Perhaps, in the end, a little bit of both.
Mon–Sat: 10–6pm: Sun: 12–5pm (August only), or by appointment