‘Ekphrasis’ Exhibition of Selected Works by Calum Colvin
24 May – 28 May, 2012 at The Nordic House
A practitioner of painting, sculpture and photography, Calum Colvin brings these disciplines together, utilizing the unique fixed-point perspective of the camera, in his unique style of ‘constructed photography’: assembled tableaux of objects, which are then painted and photographed. These elaborately constructed scenarios present a complex narrative tableau, rich in association and spatial ambiguities, which are exhibited as large-scale photographic prints.
Colvin lives and works in Edinburgh, another UNESCO City of Literature. His work is held in numerous prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London as well as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and the Tate Gallery.