Alexander and Susan Maris’ The Pursuit of Fidelity Opens Edinburgh Arts Festival at Stills

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EDINBURGH.- During the 2010 Edinburgh Art Festival Stills presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland of Glasgow based artists Alexander and Susan Maris. The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective), curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, takes a journey through the last twenty years of the artists’ practice. Moving across and between the mediums of photography, sound, sculpture, painting and drawing, this exhibition examines ideas of representation, truth and temporality. The title of this exhibition is from a 15th century tapestry in the Burrell Collection showing a pair of lovers following a stag through a forest. Woven into the small German wall-hanging is the caption: ‘we are hunting for fidelity and if we find it we would rather live in no dearer time.’ The pursuit of fidelity is a search for truth, faithfulness and accuracy. The Marises follow this impossible quest through an examination of the relationship between myth