Emily Young: We are Stone's Children

6 - 26 September 2013

The Fine Art Society is pleased to announce that from 6 - 26 September the gallery will host a major exhibition of works by Britain’s pre-eminent stone carver, Emily Young (FRBS). This will be the second stage of the critically-acclaimed show, titled We Are Stone’s Children, which has been on view in the cloister of the Madonna dell’Orto church in Venice over the summer, coinciding with the 2013 Venice Biennale. 

Young is a leading figure in the field of stone carving and her work echoes a sculpting tradition that looks back to humankind’s earliest relationship with stone. She fuses this sense of tradition with a distinctly contemporary approach, creating a strong paradox between the age- old principles of carving and a progressive, widely informed attitude to form and composition.