Wasps presents ‘Unknown Quantity’, a joint exhibition from Alan Shipway and Paul Keir at Patriothall Gallery.
Exhibition Open: 25 Aug - 3 Sep
Saturday 28 Aug 10-4 and Sunday 29 Aug 12-4.
Weekdays by appointment. Text to 07907996597 (Paul Keir) or 07757737982 (Alan Shipway)
Pop up exhibition, postponed from lockdown.
The goal is to have exactly what is necessary to achieve the work, no more, no less.
Alan Shipway studied History of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (1974-1978) and attended the postgraduate Advanced Painting course at St.Martin’s School of Art in London (1978-79).
One-person exhibitions have included the Briggait, Glasgow (2018), Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto (2013), the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2005) and the Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh (2002).
His work has been included in many group exhibitions, most recently in Scottish Art: People, Places, Ideas (Edinburgh, City Art Centre, 2015), Drawn Away Together (Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 2013), abstractcritical’s Newcomer Awards 2012 (King’s Place, London), Beyond Appearances (Edinburgh, City Art Centre 2007) and the John Moores 23 (Liverpool 2004).
He received awards from the Scottish Arts Council, one of them a 12-month bursary, and was awarded a writing residency in 2011 by abstractcritical.com. Writings have included reviews of the Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman catalogues raisonné.
Paul Keir (born 1960) has degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh College of Art, where he also obtained his MFA. He makes walldrawings, paintings, objects, floorworks, and drawings: much of his work is centred on tensions between improvised and formal elements, and is characterised by a spareness and frankness of means.
He taught at Edinburgh College of Art for many years and has been awarded a number of grants from the Scottish Arts Council and other bodies. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, UK and America, and has exhibited widely, in the UK and further afield, though rarely recently.