Large Scale, Fine Detail: Lorna Roberston’s Way with Colour at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Image John McKenzie
Image John McKenzie

Lorna Robertson: thoughts, meals, days

Wed - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

From: 25 Jun 2022

To: 17 Sep 2022

Ingleby Gallery
33 Barony Street
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh is presenting an exhibition of new paintings by Glasgow-based artist Lorna Robertson. Her first solo show at the gallery, it showcases the remarkable range and energy in her work, described as gestural and expressive, yet finely-wrought. Lorna describes these densely-coloured images as ‘sitting somewhere between abstraction and figuration, a tangled game of hide- and-seek that plays with the visibility and readability of an image. I often paint to find out what to paint, creating harmonies and tensions through placement of shape, specificity of colour – the process itself becoming an act of revealing’.

As ever, the Gallery space itself, with its transformative natural light, enhances the visitor’s experience; and it has published a book on Lorna’s work, with texts by Hettie Judah and Mikey Cuddihy, to tie-in with this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.

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