Blog post on paintings by Victoria Morton at The Modern Institute, Glasgow on view through November 30. 2014.
The show presents "a cycle of five large-scale oil paintings which specifically respond to the space in terms of their size and installation, offering a site for reflection. Each painting forms a narrative with the next. ... With washes of colour and variation in tone, line and brush stroke, individual paintings present a range of different attitudes and intensities within the framework of the installation. Luminous thin layers of paint draw you in, while concentrated, spontaneous compositions require you to step back. ... In each painting and through the arrangement of the five works, she has created an expansive space for the viewer to inhabit allowing us to engage with the non-verbal, expressive qualities of painting on a level which is led by the act and process of painting itself."