EMILY YOUNG: STONE FROM THE MOUNTAIN

February 6 - March 14, 2015

A new exhibition of work by internationally renowned sculptor Emily Young will be on view and available to purchase at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh from Friday 6th February. Comprising of head sculptures, torsos and discs, and using Onyx, Alabaster, Adjuba and Jaisalmer, to name but a few of the variety of stone which has been used.

Emily Young was born in London, into a family of writers, artists and politicians. Her grandmother was the sculptor Kathleen Scott, a colleague of Auguste Rodin and widow of the explorer Captain Scott of the Antarctic. As a young woman, Emily Young worked primarily as a painter, after a short period at Chelsea School of Art in 1968 and subsequently Central Saint Martins. She travelled widely in the late ’60s and ’70s, spending time in the USA, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, France and Italy, with additional later visits to Africa, South America, the Middle East and China. In the early 1980s Emily Young abandoned painting, and started carving exclusively in stone. The primary objective of her stone sculpture is to bring the natural beauty and energy of stone to the fore, in relation to each piece of stone’s manifest materiality, shown in it’s particular physical proper¬ties. Young’s sculptures also have unique characters due to each individual stone’s geological history and geographical source.

Emily Young currently divides her time between studios in London and Italy.

'Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor' - Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, 2013

'Emily Young has inherited the mantle as Britain’s greatest female stone sculptor from Dame Barbara Hepworth.' - The Daily Telegraph