Jock McFadyen: The Ability to Cling...

26 June - 14 July 2012

"The Ability to Cling..." is Jock McFadyen’s first solo show at the gallery and curated by Robert Upstone, Head of Twentieth Century Art at The Fine Art Society.

Jock McFadyen is a self-described realist painter whose impressive career has spanned over three decades and seen the British artist cultivate new departures in his practice, from the figurative painting of the 1980s to his decidedly twenty-first century restrained, urban landscapes.

"The Ability to Cling..." forms part of a tripartite exhibition over the summer, starting with recent paintings at The Fine Art Society in London, followed by a retrospective at the public space, The Fleming Collection in nearby Berkeley Street and lastly with a continued retrospective at Edinburgh’s Bourne Fine Art during the city’s international art festival. The combination of these exhibitions provides a compelling survey of one of the country’s most distinctive and forceful artistic voices.