Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: Susie Leiper, Catharine Davison, Charlie Yates

Charlie Yates - Cafe del Mar, oil on board
Charlie Yates - Cafe del Mar, oil on board

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Viewing online only, from 3rd April:

Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery‘s exhibitions continue to be shown online, with three new ones showing in April. Susie Leiper‘s show Library is her response to the ‘interlocking spaces and laden shelves, books, documents, letters [where] wood rubs shoulders with leather, vellum, paper, thread’: her large oil paintings reference shelves, books, pages and words, and small wooden tablets hint at book covers and page design; upcycled vellum documents take on a new life as abstract paintings, and her one-off books recall the precious manuscript books of the middle ages. Living and working in Edinburgh, Susie is a trained scribe and calligrapher.

Catharine Davison RSW’s exhibition, The World Outside show maps the exploration of the expansive topography of the Pentland Hills through to more the intimate physical world of green spaces, public places, waterways, and suburban gardens in south Edinburgh surrounding her home, intense concentrated works of unique colour.

Lost and Found is Charlie Yates‘ debut solo exhibition. A recent Glasgow School of Art graduate, he is showcasing a body of work made up of a series of observations based on actual and partially-recalled memories and places, informed by sketches, photographs and recordings both written and verbal in nature. These are combined with recalled experiences from his family, mementos and photographs from the 1950s and 1970s.

34 Abercromby Place,
Edinburgh EH3 6QE

Image: Charlie Yates – Cafe del Mar, oil on board


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