Nobility Pursuit is a developmental exhibition in which St Margaret’s House tenant and SSA Artist Member James Alexander McKenzie showcases paintings which are part of an ongoing body of work. McKenzie’s allegorical painting’s principle interest is Being. Influenced by different philosophical attitudes, his whimsical paintings meditate joyfully on its different manifestations, drawing largely from personal experience. His work’s chief motivations are humility, compassion and simplicity.

James Alexander McKenzie (born Harare, 1994) is a Scottish painter whose impulsive and therapeutic practice encompasses collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, verse, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology.

14-28 August 2020

*St Margaret’s House | 151 London Road | Edinburgh | EH7 6AE

*The exhibition is predominantly online but available to view in person by appointment – please contact James directly to arrange this.

James Alexander McKenzie, June 2020.
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