In the summer of 2015 we hosted the second of two major exhibitions of new work by Emily Young (FRBS), widely acclaimed as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor.
Call and Response: London followed the incredible exhibition held in the cloister of the Madonna dell’Orto church in Venice, which coincided with the 56th Venice Biennale.
Using rock from quarries near her studio in the Etruscan hills, Young’s work fuses the age-old principles of stone carving with a progressive, widely informed approach to form and composition. The contemporary and ancient are united in these sculptures, creating a rare and poetic presence in the gallery. Monumental yet strongly individualised, static yet expressive, encouraging the deep contemplation on mankind’s relationship with stone and its source of origin; the Earth.