Catch Jenny Saville's work in the Modern One's NOW retrospective
- David Pollock
- 6 April 2018
Other artists in the group show include Sara Barker, Christine Borland and Robin Rhode
Although Jenny Saville's work has appeared in Scottish galleries over the intervening years, this will be the first time she's had a dedicated retrospective of her work to date since she put on her degree show at Glasgow School of Art in 1992. 'This came out of conversations we were having about trying to show different artists,' says senior curator Lucy Askew. 'Jenny has been making work for more than 25 years now, over a broad spectrum of influences, although she's very well known for the work she made in the early 90s. She's pushed and pushed her practice, she's such a consummate painter.'
The famed YBA artist will have 16 works shown over five rooms in the gallery, and Askew hints that 'Jenny is known for working on a monumental scale, and I think the scale is something visitors will be struck by. Her work is about the process of making, the experience of looking and the emotional confrontation that those things offer, as much as the subject matter.' These works offer a broad retrospective encompassing the 25 years up to 2017, with a specially chosen supporting group of painters displayed alongside, including new pieces by the Edinburgh-based Catherine Rose and the South African debutant in Scotland, Robin Rhode.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh, until Sun 16 Sep.