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."