Beth Shapeero – Hanging Gloss

Curators in Residence at Westgate Studios Project Space Alice Bradshaw and Bob Milner present a solo show by Nottingham based artist Beth Shapeero.

Beth Shapeero – Hanging Gloss

Westgate Studios Project Space, 55 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1BS, UK

Saturday 21st May 2011, 12-6pm
Sunday 22nd May 2011, 12-4pm

The Prince Albert in Studio A6 will be open from 6pm on Saturday 21st May 2011 (buzzer entry).

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Beth Shapeero explores the nature and physicality of liquid materials (paints, varnishes, oils) through painting, sculpture and installation works.

Strategically using repetition and controlling pre-determined elements, Beth works within defined parameters to concentrate on playful experimentation. An ambitious scale draws attention to the physicality of the materials, inviting the viewer to move around the work, taking in the variations in surface and texture and engaging with the work on a sensory level.

Through negotiating contrasts between the perfect and the imperfect, Beth conveys the raw and beautiful qualities of paint.

“Working with poured paint I’m fascinated by the way household gloss forms a skin and remains wet underneath; once the skin is formed and air doesn’t reach the paint below it stays viscous forever.”

About the Artist

In 2008 Beth Shapeero graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first class degree in Fine Art. The following September she became one of the founders and directors of Backlit Gallery and Studios, an artist led, grass roots experimental hub for artists in Nottingham.

Since graduating Shapeero has taken part in a number of exhibitions across the UK including ‘Making the Future II’ at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham in 2008, ‘BASE:’ at Coexist in South end-on-sea 2009, ‘We Are Here’ at The Wallner Gallery, May 2010, Lakeside in Nottingham and ‘Scale’ at The Fishmarket gallery in Northampton. She has upcoming exhibitions in Nottingham, Long Eaton and Gotland, Sweden.


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