Epic David Mach exhibition opens at City Art Centre this weekend

It's already being hailed as the 'blockbuster' show of the summer, with huge crowds expected to flock to the Market Street gallery after David Mach Precious Light opens tomorrow (Saturday 30 July).

Featuring a dramatic depiction of the crucifixion at Calvary, sculptures made from match heads and coat hangers, and his trademark witty and intricate approach to collage, Precious Light represents David Mach's largest solo exhibition to date.

Over three years in the making, it features around 70 works by the Turner-nominated artist along with Mach's entire working studio, installed in situ at the City Art Centre for the duration of the exhibition.

A programme of events, featuring leading academic, religious and artistic commentators, including Professor Campbell, Derek Wilson and Richard Holloway, will complement the exhibition.

David Mach, who was born in Methil, Fife and is now based in London, said: "The King James Bible provides all the inspiration an artist could wish for - struggle, pain, love, death - it's all in there. No single text has had such a profound effect on our language, culture and thoughts as this book. I want people to take another look the King James Bible and see this work, in its 400th year, from a fresh, contemporary perspective."

The City Art Centre, Market Street is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm.

Pictures courtesy of Deadline News

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