Scotland’s unique landscape and past are the inspiration for two new solo exhibitions by Edinburgh-based visual artists Yvonne Weighand Lyle and Jenna Corcoran at Patriothall Gallery.
Yvonne Weighand Lyle’s exhibition, 'Descendants', explores ideas of origin, both genealogical and geological; the local and familiar juxtaposed against the remote immensity beyond remembered time. She explains that “as a descendant of a family with deep roots within Midlothian, I am connected to the county in a way that is integral to my sense of identity.” Weighand Lyle is occupied with her family’s connection to the mining industry, and uses coal as a medium in her sensitive artworks. She has a piece held in National Mining Museum Collection.
Yvonne Weighand Lyle website
Edinburgh-based Australian artist, Jenna Corcoran undertook an interdisciplinary residency aboard an historic tall ship last summer, sailing with the wind around the Inner Hebrides. Mesmerised by the ancient land and the incredibly expressive geology, she noticed a repetition in the textures and patterns of the rocks, the land, the sea and the maps. The exhibition, 'Fragmented impressions of a continuous nature', presents works on paper that draw on the movement of the sea, the passage of time, and the impression of the geology so unique to the Scottish islands.
Jenna Corcoran website