From Canada to Scotland at Morningside Gallery Edinburgh

Blythe Scott, 'Cooried Under a Blanket’, acrylic and mixed media with collage and gold metal leaf
Blythe Scott, 'Cooried Under a Blanket’, acrylic and mixed media with collage and gold metal leaf

Title:
Come a Little Closer

Times:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00

From: 3 Sep 2022

To: 18 Sep 2022

Venue:
Morningside Gallery
94 Morningside Rd
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH10 4BY

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Scottish artist Blythe Scott’s first display of paintings at Edinburgh’s Morningside Gallery took place behind locked doors – only visible from the street outside, through the Gallery’s window. Now that lockdown restrictions have eased, the Gallery is showing large solo exhibition of Blythe’s work – Come A Little Closer, comprising around 35 paintings ranging from large-scale Edinburgh skylines to smaller east coast harbour scenes and ‘dreamscapes’.

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Scott is interested in Edinburgh’s architecture, her semi-abstract cityscapes reflecting her emotional response to the city rather than being an exact representation. Created thousands of miles away on Vancouver Island, they are the result of a palette tinged with nostalgia, not clinging too closely to reality and resulting in a pleasing blend of fact and fiction. Her Hootenanny series of fireworks paintings is particularly vigorous and colourful.

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