Beth Shapeero (b. 1985 in Nottingham, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Shapeero’s works explore the relationship(s) between abstraction and reality; how we subconsciously and deliberately play with the edges of meaning, in visuals and narrative. Her works seek a tension between the imperfect and the perfect; a shiny gloss, a hand-made object, a straight line, a crack. Something made by chance, something controlled, a desire, a conflict, a dream. Something contained, something released.
An important dynamic to Shapeero’s practice is to create projects that involve new audiences, teaching arts practice and extending the reach of visual arts projects to a wider audience. She seeks to create playful and fun projects that are both challenging as they are accessible.
Exhibitions include: Block, Tramway Local commission, Govanhill, Glasgow (2017); Bedroom, ART PARK, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Pale Uneasy Shapes, Harrington Mill Studios, Derbyshire, England (2012); Hanging Gloss, Westgate Project Space, Wakefield, England (2011).
Group Shows: Dreams and Perfume, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow (2017); The Clinic, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2017); Workings, 695 Garscube rd, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow (2016); The Clinic, The Albus, Glasgow International Festival (2016); Clam Jam, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2016); INBOX, Art Athina, Athens (2015); UKYA Leicester festival, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester (2014); Strange Business, SYSON Gallery, Nottingham (2014); Forecasting, Fabriksgatan 48, Gothenberg (2014); Le Swimming, Underground Car Park for Glasgow International (2014); 18:50, Palast der Produktion, Bremen, Germany (2012); Odds Against Tomorrow, Bearspace Gallery, London (2012).
Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero
For ‘LOOP’ artworks by Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero are situated across Glasgow’s network of subway stations (SPT). Prints, drawings, large scale installations and live pieces examine the nature of travel and daily routines, exploring the overlooked absurdities of everyday life.
In an interactive ‘artwork giveaway’ golden tickets will be dispensed randomly when customers purchase tickets to win a free original artwork or limited edition print.
The installation at Buchanan Street Station has been designed with local young people as well as a moving image piece viewable online at www.loopglasgowsubway.co.uk
Supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sat, 6.30am-11.30pm
With garments designed by Asia Apolonia Przytarska
Fri 20 April: 2-2.30pm
Looping between St Enoch and Buchanan Street stations.
Fri 27 April: 4-4.30pm
Looping between Cowcaddens and St. George’s Cross stations
Fri 4 March: 4-4.30pm
Looping between St Enoch and Buchanan Street stations