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Paul Keir - 'Everything here is plural'
14 June 2019 until 28 June 2019
Wasps and the Briggait are delighted to present ‘Everything here is plural’, a solo exhibition from Paul Keir.
Exhibition Preview: Friday 14th June, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues: 17th – 28th June
“Everything here is plural”, is a phrase borrowed from an article by Edmund de Waal. By extension, it could be used to describe the plurality of the decisions and provisional judgements artists and the participating audience are engaged in. Looking as a form of question: what to value, what to notice, what to ignore.
Paul Keir 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.
Here, in his first show in Glasgow, he shows new site dependent work and a small grouping of recent previously unshown work.
Paul Keir (born 1960) has degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh College of Art, where he also obtained his MFA. 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, and in the UK and the USA, and has exhibited across the UK and further afield.
His work has been seen at Inverleith House, The Talbot Rice Gallery, and the Ingleby Gallery and most recently he was Invited Artist at Visual Arts Scotland in the RSA. This is his first exhibition in Glasgow.