An exhibition exploring how ideas and emotions are communicated through art, will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 16 July. Gesture – Expression in Modern Art will feature some seldom-seen works and recent acquisitions from the Paisley Museum collection. The exhibition is part of a Scotland-wide programme of events celebrating the American artist Jon Schueler’s work Jon Scheuler during the centenary year of his birth. Gesture is FREE of charge and will run until Monday 26 September.

Andrea Kusel, Curator of Art at Paisley Museum and the curator of the exhibition states ‘Modernist artists of the twentieth century deliberately departed from tradition, preferring to express ideas and feelings, rather than simply representing the “real”. This exhibition includes works from the Paisley Museum collection and loans from the Jon Schueler estate.’

Councillor Jim Harte, Chairman of Renfrewshire Leisure, states ‘We are delighted that Paisley Museum is part of the Jon Schueler centenary celebrations, as this allows us the opportunity to showcase some works of art from the Paisley Museum Collection that have not been presented in living memory or are recent additions to the permanent collection’.

There will be free creative family workshops with activities linked to the Gesture exhibition on the following dates at Paisley Museum : 21 July, 28 July and 4 August.