At the End of the Bridge in Kilmarnock, Scotland (after John Ryan)

At the End of the Bridge in Kilmarnock, Scotland (after John Ryan)

Canvas, acrylic paint x 17

Still Future II Dick Institute, Kilmarnock January – April 2016.

 

Robert Gilmour from Kilmarnock, Scotland, operates a store in Kilmarnock, Virginia in 1782 and at his death wills to his son a house “at the end of the bridge in Kilmarnock, Scotland”. Little is known of Robert Gilmour, how he came to arrive in USA from Kilmarnock and how he came to be associated with the formation of this American village.

Specifically made for Dick Institute this work is more performance than painting. When the exhibition closed each of the seventeen canvases that make up the bigger image were given away to visitors of the exhibition that expressed an interest to do so. A photograph was taken when the visitor received their painting, other than that there was no further contact with the visitor and no other record made.

 

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Installation shot.

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