Laing Art Gallery
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG.
North East England

London-based artist Isabel Young’s paintings cast animals in the leading roles, exploring our relationship and communication with the non-human world. Young has been selected as a winner of Laing Solo, the gallery’s annual competition for emerging artists.Young’s paintings portray animals in environments inspired by ‘interior landscapes’ such as zoological gardens and reptile aquariums. The artist paints from purpose-built sets in her studio, using collected objects, artefacts and fabrics, as well as organic material, fruit, vegetation and animals such as fish and octopus.