Growing Forms

Kate Downie

02 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Kate Downie moved from Edinburgh to Fife in 2018 to build a new studio. Engineering has for a long time been rich pictorial territory for the artist and the collaboration between artist/architect/builder represented by the construction of the new studio as well as the major St James site in Edinburgh provided fertile subjects. Growing Forms applies as much to organic as material forms, but what unites this varied body of work is the artist’s eye, always drawn to movement and energy transference. The waving Summer Grasses echo the dance of the diggers in Moving Earth; an Atlantic wave explodes out into the sky above the shore like the leaves of The Summer Vine reaching for the light. This expansive growth is echoed in the new drawings of the builders’ enthusiastic construction, making a place both for contemplation and future creativity.

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