Slide 1965



Catalogue raisonné no. 97

Artist's CR 094

July, 1965


Stove enamel on aluminium and chrome on steel

100 x 48 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

While still based on the skydiver theme, this piece is very formal and utilises its immediate environment to a very high degree. In fact, the actual painted part of the piece becomes almost like a gap between the two stronger open forms either side of it; a gap through which, perhaps, a coloured lining may be glimpsed. If this is accepted, then the reflective depth of the chrome creates another, more mysterious, dimension.

Gerald Laing, 1971: Gerald Laing, exhibition catalogue, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1971