Reflections, Lichtenstein, two new exhibitions at Edinburgh's Modern One

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

This weekend saw the opening of two new exhibitions at Edinburgh's National Gallery of Modern Art. Wikinews attended Thursday's press preview for the event where a full contingent of the capital's press turned out to see the striking collection of paintings, photographs, and other works. Presented below are a selection of images captured at the preview.

REFLECTIONS: A Series of Changing Displays of Contemporary Art, billed as a showcase of a "diverse range of internationally-renowned contemporary and modern artists" is to display major works from the Gallery's permanent collection, alongside important loans. Alongside this broad range of works, a three-room display of pieces on-loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation — with a dramatic painted steel relief, 'borrowed' from the Tate in London — runs from March 14 through to January 10 next year.

Admission to both exhibitions is free; being located in Dean, to the north-west of Edinburgh's city centre, a free Gallery bus service is available.

Edinburgh's press pack at the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition preview.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A film crew sets up with one of Roy Lichtenstein's works as a backdrop, and the steel roundel on-loan from the Tate Gallery in London dramatically displayed on the wall of the main Artists' Room.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A rather unusual installation; part of the REFLECTIONS exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Dorothy Lichtenstein, at the press preview for an exhibition of her late husband's works.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A pair of Lichtenstein's paintings, hanging in the main gallery of the Artists' Rooms.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A selection of prints and postcards, available for sale in the Gallery's shop.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The 'scrum' of photographers capturing Roy Lichtenstein's widow, Dorothy, in front of one of her late husband's paintings.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Dorothy Lichtenstein, being lit as she poses for the cameras at the press preview of her late husband's work.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Another pair of Lichtenstein's paintings, with the doorway through to another part of the Gallery.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A corridor in the Gallery makes an effective space to display a range of the works from the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The main Artists Room of the Gallery, displaying some of Lichtenstein's dramatic works.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A different take on the corridor display part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit, with mirror at end of corridor.
Image: Brian McNeil.
A display of photographs from the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Member of the press admiring one of Lichtenstein's works at new exhibition in the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
Image: Brian McNeil.
One of the display galleries hosting part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Wall of artworks making up part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit, with mirror at end of corridor.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Press film crew sets up and tests lighting levels in front of one of Lichtenstein's most-famous works.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The licensed cafe on the lower level of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The kitchen garden to the rear of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
The licensed cafe on the lower level of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Rear of the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Display of cakes and biscuits in cafe of the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.
Douglas Gordon's dramatic List of Names which adorns the wall of the stairwell in the Modern One building.
Image: Brian McNeil.


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