Growing Forms02 Oct 2019 - 26 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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Growing A Studio, The Concrete Hour View details
Growing A Studio, The Concrete Hour2019ink, pastel and watercolour on paperH:58cm W:76cm£2,300Dancing with the Satellites View details
Dancing with the Satellites2018ink and watercolour on paperH:18cm W:39cmSoldGrowing a Studio, Raising a Beam View details
Growing a Studio, Raising a Beam2019mixed media on primed paperH:68cm W:82cm£2,450Growing a Studio, Tarpaulin Green View details
Growing a Studio, Tarpaulin Green2019mixed media on primed paperH:68cm W:82cm£2,450Growing a Studio, The Porch View View details
Growing a Studio, The Porch View2019watercolour, ink, pastel & aluminium on paperH:58cm W:76cm£2,300Interview with a Bird Cherry View details
Interview with a Bird Cherry2018-19charcoal and pastel on paperH:69cm W:101cmSoldIona Storm Wave View details
Iona Storm Wave2018-19ink, gesso & watercolour on ArchesH:50cm W:91cm£2,600Iona Wave Form I View details
Iona Wave Form I2018-19ink, gesso & watercolour on paperH:38cm W:57cm£1,600Iona Wave form II View details