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Review: The Familiar World

The Chance Triptych: Julie Goring

The Chance Triptych – Julie Goring

I’ve just been to see a truly wonderful exhibition by Julie Goring at the Meffan Gallery in Forfar. ‘The Familiar World’ is an exquisite collection of paintings and constructed pieces. Both combine the artist’s refined painting style with an illustrator’s eye, and interjections of calligraphic craft. Julie says that her “art heroes are the late mediaeval artists who despite working under commission showed a particularity of vision”. In this show she succeeds in drawing upon this source of inspiration, but brings to triptych, wayside shrine, and icon her own particular sensitivities of narrative, humour, and compassion. Continue reading