The Northlight Gallery, Stromness, continues with its window exhibition and is currently showing photographs by Ian Collins.
The exhibition is on from 20th of September until the 3rd of October.
Ian Collins says that he is interested by the way in which everyday objects or marks seem to take on a significance perhaps not intended by those who made them.
His work has also examined the ways in which interest or beauty can be found in abandoned structures, notably the remains of wartime installations that have marked the Orcadian landscape.
Ian Collins describes one of the defining features of the Covid-19 crisis as the sense that nothing is quite what it was. He chose four images for the windows with this in mind and says of them that they appear to have significance but the meaning is unclear.
These interests have been reflected in solo exhibitions in Alloa, Stirling University, the Northlight Gallery, the Orkney Museum and group shows in Glasgow. Copies of Ian’s work are held by the Orkney Library & Archive.
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