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Two-Step/Big 4

Beth Shapeero





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 480
Length: 240
Depth: 8


Mixed paint on canvas

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Two-Step/Big 4 was produced during a five-day residency at Scottish Opera Production Workshop. These canvases are the largest works produced to date within the collaboration. Exhibiting them in The Studio at Beacon Arts Centre, a black space ordinarily used for performance, allows the work to be suspended, granting the viewer access from multiple directions and polarising the traditional white cube gallery set-up. This is a series of 4 works which can be loaned individually or collectively.

Thematic/contextual information

The two Glasgow based visual artists were drawn to one another’s work when they met and noticed their shared aesthetic and process. Two-Step involves a range of activities committed to the traditions of drawing, printmaking and painting. The similarity of the pair’s separate outputs, and the velocity of their relationship, generates a trust in each other that allows both voices to be present and equal at every stage of the process.

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