At the entrance to the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art – Modern 1, we were met by this figure emerging from the pavement! This work is by Anthony Gormley and although one of the main exhibitions in gallery at the time was by Bridget Riley, as with Modern 2, there were other interesting things to be seen as well, including the building and its grounds.
Both Modern 1 and Modern 2 have mural projects in their stairwells – in Modern 1 it is a Douglas Gordan piece which lists all the people he could remember ever having met. The list stretches from the ground floor to the roof and looking over the banister gave me quite a woozy feeling.
We were lucky with the weather on our visit to Edinburgh and the light played a part in the art of this building just as it did in Modern 2.
Anthony Gormley sculpture
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 1
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 1 – Henry Moore sculpture
The sculpted grounds of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 1
Art work by Douglas Gordan
light and shade play their part
sculpture by Anthony Gormley