16 September 2010
The Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes and the Fife Space
Gallery have embarked on an unusual and interesting project which
will see an artist producing paintings ‘live’ from inside a shop
‘Glenrothes Now’ is a series of oil paintings by prominent
Scottish artist, Alexander Guy, that are being created for an
exhibition which will take place in the Fife Space Gallery from
11th October – 20th November 2010.
Alexander Guy will create the final two paintings for the
exhibition in a transformed shop unit in the Kingdom Shopping
Centre, Glenrothes which is managed by NB Real Estate, part of
Capita Symonds. The aim of the venture is to present the general
public of Glenrothes with a unique opportunity to view the creation
of a sophisticated and colourful exhibition themed on their town
and to allow them to have a dialogue with the artist.
The exhibition has been designed to present a true, honest,
candid, down to earth, visual souvenir of modern contemporary life
in Glenrothes. ‘Townscapes’ featuring the local vicinity and ‘still
life's’ of familiar and popular shopping and grocery goods bought
in Glenrothes will visually combine to form a clear, positive
statement embracing life in Glenrothes.
Alexander Guy intends that his exhibition will be uplifting,
positive and generous, reflecting the actual spirit of the town and
This project will run until Wednesday 6th October when the
artwork will be transported to Rothes Halls in preparation for the
opening of the exhibition on Monday 11th October.
Alexander Guy can be observed working on the paintings during
shopping centre opening hours, Monday – Friday, however the unit
will be open to the public each Saturday 10am – 12 noon and 1-5pm
when the artist will be available to discuss his work.