Tracey Emin, ‘I Lay Here For You’, 2022. Image Alan Pollok Morris; courtesy Jupiter Artland
Tracey Emin, ‘I Lay Here For You’, 2022. Image Alan Pollok Morris; courtesy Jupiter Artland

Laid in Bronze: Tracey Emin at Jupiter Artland

Title:
I Lay Here For You

Dates:
28 May 2022 – 30 Sep 2022

Times:
10:00 - 17:00

Venue:
Jupiter Artland
Bonnington House Steadings
Near Wilkieston
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH27 8BY

English artist Tracey Emin’s first show in Scotland for fourteen years is I Lay Here For You, at Jupiter Artland in West Lothian. Described as ‘an intimate encounter with love and hope’, the work explores warmth and vulnerability, and chimes with Tracey’s belief of the ‘personal as political’, reflecting on the possibility of love after hardship. The exhibition includes her new six-metre bronze sculpture, I Lay Here For You, that she has sited in an old-growth beech grove, depicting a female figure, cast from a clay version moulded by the artist, billed as presenting ‘a radically different view of woman’s place in nature’.

Artmag attended the opening of the exhibition, alongside representatives of the national press and television – signalling the interest an ‘Emin opening’ is sure to generate. Known for her highly-confessional approach to art, Tracey chatted openly about her recovery from bladder cancer, the death of her mother, the lengthy gestation of many of her pictures, her work process and the materials, among many other things. See our full review of the exhibition.

Artist Tracey Emin on 27th May at Jupiter Artland @JupiterArtland in West Lothian, with her a giant female bronze figure 'I Lay Here For You', at the launch of the exhibition.
Artist Tracey Emin on 27th May at Jupiter Artland in West Lothian, with ‘I Lay Here For You’, at the launch of the exhibition.
The unveiling garnered a great deal of press attention.
In front of her painting ‘Wet’, at the exhibition’s launch.
Explaining about her acrylic on canvas ‘Sunrise’: many of her paintings are revisited two or three times over a period of several years.

 

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