‘To sit in its shadow was my delight’: Art exhibited during March
Date Posted: Saturday 03 March 2012
From March 7th to 9th, artists Amanda Baron, Simone Pereira Hind and Kim W. Wilson will be exhibiting new work in Old St Paul’s. The show, ‘To sit in its shadow was my delight’ (Song of Songs 2.3), reflects their shared interest in the qualities of light and shadow specific to the Memorial Chapel.
Amanda Baron graduated from Architectural Glass at Edinburgh College of Art in 1992. Over the past twenty years, she has completed numerous commissions as well as undertaking glass painting and restoration work of major Scottish churches and public buildings. Amanda’s work derives from direct observation of human control in the formation of landscape. Natural forms are translated onto glass using traditional painting techniques, not masking the qualities of the material but manipulating and adding to it. Currently Amanda is artist in residence in the Glass department at Edinburgh College of Art.
Simone Pereira Hind is interested in the experience of transcendence, religious or secular, and whether it is possible to convey this within an artwork. She is particularly drawn to the idea of light signifying the point of revelation, the instant of epiphany or the sublime moment. Simone studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths College of Art and is currently finishing an MFA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.
Kim W. Wilson graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture and is currently studying for an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice. Wilson is interested in materials that bring their own histories of transformation both natural and industrial such as wool grease, peat and bone ash, raw silk, soil, lard and gelatine. They speak of the animals whose bodies have been stripped down, of the slowness of peat formation and its liminal state between the organic and the geological.
Later in March, and until after Easter, another artist, David Grossart, will be exhibiting one painting in the Lady Chapel, Madonna and Child (2009), while other works by him can be seen at Saint John’s Church, Princes Street. David has written, of the Madonna and Child, “It was the last painting that I completed shortly before the birth of our youngest son. For the first time I felt I was able to unify my own particular ‘style’ of painting with imagery relevant to my beliefs, the painting having been inspired by a seventeenth century Russian icon.”