& SAMUEL BECKETT
OPENS: Saturday 28th June
CLOSES: Saturday 5th July
PREVIEW: Bloody Marys will be served from 12 to 3pm on Saturday 28th June. All welcome.
We are pleased to announce the FINAL exhibition in our year-long series of 26 artist ‘pairings’, an occasion tinged with both sadness and excitement as it is also the last at 6 Carlton Terrace and heralds our move to a new building at 15 Calton Road which opens on 1st August.
Wright’s choice for this exhibition is Samuel Beckett’s minimalist masterpiece 'Quad II', which will be screened as a continual, large-scale projection. 'Quad II' was made by Beckett as an experimental play for television in the 80s in which 4 anonymous, white-gowned and hooded figures process in repetitive loops - only ever turning left - in their perfectly choreographed progress around a white quadrangle.
Richard Wright (b. 1960, lives and works in Glasgow) is celebrated for his exquisitely ephemeral wall drawings, conceived and executed according to the architecture of the place in which he is working and often existing only for the duration of their exhibition. Employing a highly developed and refined lexicon of colours, motifs and patterns, Wright uses great technical skill to render intensely complex and beautiful configurations which can be both vast in scale, or tiny, incidental interventions.
In the work of both artists there exists a dialectic between random pattern and deliberate progress, but this is articulated using very different means.
Our address until 5th July:
6 Carlton Terrace
From 1st August:
15 Calton Road
We can be contacted throughout this time on 0131 556 4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org