Residency & Exhibition
ART PARK Project Space at House for an Art Lover
August 2-9th & 21-29th, 11am – 4pm
Please join us for the closing event with raku firing* on Saturday 26th August, 2pm-4pm
Nicola's recent work has social and historical context, exploring themes of Glasgow and West of Scotland industrial heritage, deindustrialisation and urban regeneration. For this residency and exhibition Nicola has looked specifically at Govan's significant heritage as well as current day narratives and will be marrying dissonant themes, forms and materials to mesh narrative and object. Appropriation of Glasgow produced 19th century dinnerware, handbuilt reproductions of classical ceramic forms from the 1850 Glasgow Exhibition and clayslip printing onto man-made fabric will all be in development for exhibition at the end of the month.
Nicola is pleased to have The Govan Community Project Friday Women's Group designing and decorating a collection of porcelain paper-clay plates for exhibition.
* Raku firing will be weather permitting
Bedroom: Beth Shapeero
Residency/Exhibition 1st-31st July
Closing Event Friday 28th July, 6-8pm
Bedroom is an exhibition/residency taking place in Project Space at ART PARK (House for an Art Lover) by Beth Shapeero.
During the month of July, an uncanny, show room style bedroom/studio is presented which acts as a workspace and a space where visitors are welcomed to get involved in the ideas, exploration and production of work taking place.
The works explore the relationship between the abstract nature of dreams and abstraction in visual art and how we can play with the edges of meaning, whether using narrative or a visual sense of understanding. Painterly works that have skin like surfaces have a sense of containment and fluidity, mirrored in the dream narratives. The dream recordings and the staged bedroom present an uncertainty of what is genuine and what is staged, how much performance and editing goes into relaying a dream? How real is the surface? How much do we display? Tension, yearning, what is controlled and what can be contained are at the centre of the work, yet, they are an abstracted reality, filled with uncertainty and enigma.
Throughout the residency Beth will be producing new 2D and 3D works, experimenting with different making techniques, abstraction and narrative to explore the relationship between these works. Viewers are encouraged to come in, relax on the bed whilst listening to dreams and record their own recollected dreams, the recorded dreams will then become part of the exhibit.
Beth Shapeero is a Glasgow based visual artist working in painting, sculpture and installation. Alongside making she creates projects which seek to break down barriers to people engaging in arts whilst further exploring her own practice and thinking. Recent projects and exhibitions include; Block., a commission for Tramway, Glasgow 2017, Dreams and Perfume, Glasgow Open House Festival 2017, The Clinic, Glasgow International 2016, Workings, Glasgow International 2016 and Le Swimming, Glasgow International 2014.
This project has been generously supported by Creative Scotland.