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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Moving Earth View details
Moving Earth2018-19oil on canvasH:100cm W:100cm£6,500Nature Watch, Tucson View details
Nature Watch, Tucson2017watercolour on paperH:57cm W:76.5cmSoldThe Cranes of St James View details
The Cranes of St James2018-19oil on canvasH:100cm W:100cm£6,500The October Crabapple View details
The October Crabapple2018ink and watercolour on paperH:60cm W:50cm£2,850The Summer Vine (A-side) View details
The Summer Vine (A-side)2019watercolour on paperH:58cm W:76cmSoldThe Summer Vine (B-side) View details
The Summer Vine (B-side)2019watercolour on paperH:58cm W:76cmSoldGrowing Forms View details
Growing Forms2019watercolourH:78cm W:58cm£2,300Summer Grasses I View details
Summer Grasses I2019monotype on Japanese paperH:25cm W:23cmSoldSummer Grasses II View details