Exploring the Emotive: Edinburgh’s Arusha Gallery’s Bloodroot

Mary Herbert, 'The Body Remembers', soft pastel on paper
Mary Herbert, 'The Body Remembers', soft pastel on paper


Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 13:00 - 17:00

From: 7 Jun 2021

To: 27 Jun 2021

Arusha Gallery
13A Dundas Street
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Bloodroot at Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh is the the Gallery’s first physical show of the year. Named after a flowering plant native to eastern North America, but attributed a metaphysical meaning of love and re-emergence, the exhibition combines James Owens’ imagined folk paintings, in which tendrils and thorns are a metaphor for the ‘black dog’ of depression and as a means of identifying human emotion in nature, and Mary Herbert’s luminous, soft pastel drawings formed of feelings, observation and unconscious processes.

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