STORIES have linked us all since time immemorial but in the last 20 months or so, they have become a lifeline for many of us. Just think of the conversations you’ve had with friends and relatives about what box set series you are watching or what books you have read during the pandemic.
How do the stories we tell each other emerge though? How does a story reveal its forms? These were the questions which three Edinburgh-based artists-all friends asked themselves as they supported each other throughout the pandemic by partaking in regular online discussions and, when possible, actual meet-ups.
To consolidate their thoughts and make new work around them, all three artists also took part in a residency at the MERZ Gallery in Sanguhar earlier this year.
Now, inspired by conversations and work done during their respective residencies, the artists are presenting an installation of new work at Patriothall Gallery in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
The exhibition, which opened last night, consists of painting, drawing, printmaking and video and considers how artists create the ingredients which make a visual narrative.
Visual ideas of inside/outside, light/ shadow, abstraction/figuration bring together ancient stories with modern ones, observations from nature with “dark imaginings”.
This short exhibition, which runs until Sunday 31st Oct, is bookended by three events; an artists’ talk, followed by a private view tonight (Saturday Oct 23) and a gallery tour next Sunday afternoon (Sunday October 31),
Story Forms: Olivia Irvine, Linda Kosciewicz and Michele Marcoux, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
StoryForms is an exhibition of new work at Patriothall Gallery in Edinburgh from myself, @oliviairvineart and @linda.kosciewicz. There is an artist talk in the gallery today 5-6pm followed by a Private View 6-8pm. Pls see link in my bio to book. There are still places available.