Elaine Allison and Chris Sleath Building Relationships at Upright Gallery Edinburgh

Chris Sleath, 'XI 1/4'
Chris Sleath, 'XI 1/4'

Elaine Allison & Chris Sleath: Construct

Wed - Fri 11:00 - 17:00, Sat 12:00 - 16:00

From: 20 May 2023

To: 9 Jun 2023

Upright Gallery
3 Barclay Terrace
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH10 4HP

Share this page

Sculptor Elaine Allison and printmaker Chris Sleath come together to show works influenced by their mutual interest in architecture in Upright Gallery in Edinburgh’s new exhibition. Elaine Allison’s work is diverse in terms of process, materials and subject matter. She has cast, carved, constructed, folded, sewn and embroidered, using bronze, stone, wood, found objects, fabric, thread and paper. Here she explores the delights of embossing paper, folding the sheets, with their repeated, raised motifs, into 3D structures. Chris Sleath’s prints are largely abstracted representations of landscapes and buildings. His processes are intuitive and instantaneous and are inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of shibui (an aesthetic of simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty), including Yunomi and Chawan pottery and patchwork Boro textiles.

Elaine Allison, 'Towers'
Elaine Allison, ‘Towers’

Share this page

Sign up for Artmag’s free weekly newsletter!

Join us every Friday morning for the latest art news, art openings, exhibitions, live performances, interviews and stories + top UK and international art destinations.