Print is one of the most consumer-friendly art mediums around and this little display proves no exception. All the works displayed on the crowded gallery floor can be purchased. Prices range from the mid-thousands for large wall-mounted pieces by the likes of Andrew Mackenzie and Rebecca King, through to about £100-300 for smaller prints. A few tiny bargains also make an appearance.
Gallery TEN represents a number of mainly local artists, whose works are jumbled together in this exhibition-cum-sale-floor. Browsing through the racks affords an enjoyable twenty minutes or so. It’s pleasant, undemanding fare, of good quality and with several small delights tucked away. Aesthetic considerations are very much to the fore. Traditional printmaking mixes with newer mediums such as digital editing - as in Tom Leighton’s bewildering composite cityscapes. Don’t expect anything groundbreaking, though. Photography is often a key component, though it’s the bold, imaginatively coloured illustrations that enchant the most. Edinburgh is a common inspiration – perfect, perhaps, for those with a few hundred pounds to invest in a keepsake of their time at the Fringe.
Those led to expect a curated exhibition will be disappointed, but casual art lovers and browsers will find nothing to object to and plenty to admire.