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Andrew Cranston, cat and cheeseboard, 2018. © Andrew Cranston. On loan from a private collection. Courtesy of the artist and Ingleby, Edinburgh. Photo: Andy Keate
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Andrew Cranston: What made you stop here?

25 November 2023 – 2 June 2024

Exhibition entry is £13 / £11 / FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s. Ticket includes entry to all our gallery spaces on the day of visit.

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★★★★ The Observer

Andrew Cranston: What made you stop here? is the first public gallery exhibition the Scottish painters work. On show are 38 new and recent paintings that range from large-scale canvases to intimate works painted on old linen-bound book covers, comprising subjects that include still life, landscape, seascape, portraits, and interior scenes. Engaging with the layered emotional quality and pathos of everyday life, as well as a strong sense of place, be it real or imagined, Cranston’s evocatively titled paintings contain compelling and intriguing narratives that have the collaged dream-like quality of recollection and what he calls ‘creative misremembering’.

His formally inventive and highly intimate paintings find new ways to connect the personal and art historical past with the present through a gamut of visual and literary references and shared experiences. The paintings exploit what is perhaps only glanced existing in the periphery of vision and embody a sense of revelation, wonder and oddness in familiar situations. Connections and highly personal associations are deeply entwined in these works creating a rewarding and memorable experience.



Exhibition supported by

Major supporters:
Ryan Taylor Collection
Roden Family
The George Economou Collection
Ingleby Gallery

Exhibition supporters:
Modern Art
The Garcia Family Foundation
Clore Wyndham
Aishti Foundation, Beirut