High­land art grad­u­ate opens first ex­hi­bi­tion in Stornoway

The Oban Times - - Districts -

HAV­ING grad­u­ated from the Royal Col­lege of Art this year, In­ver­ness-born artist Shaun Fraser has opened his first solo ex­hi­bi­tion at An Lan­ntair, Stornoway.

Opened last Fri­day, Au­gust 4, the ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Septem­ber 16.

Pri­mar­ily a glass artist, Shaun’s work fo­cuses on no­tions of con­nec­tion, iden­tity and be­long­ing and ref­er­ences the raw, emo­tive, el­e­men­tal land­scape of his na­tive High­lands and is­lands.

Among the most ex­cit­ing ex­hibits are a se­ries of glass and bronze casts of peats from Lewis moor­land along with screen-prints.

The ex­hi­bi­tion also fea­tures two com­po­nents of his At­lantic Se­ries: a set each of Cana­dian Moose and Scot­tish Red Deer antlers cast in glass.

Much of the work fol­lows on from his pe­riod as Suileachan artist-in-res­i­dence in Uig on Lewis in 2016.

Head of Vis­ual Art at An Lan­ntair, Roddy Mur­ray, said: ‘It’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to be able to tran­si­tion young artists that have ex­celled through the art school sys­tem to a wider au­di­ence and to help show­case and launch them in their prac­tice.

‘Shaun’s work com­bines a pro­found un­der­stand­ing of High­land his­tory with in­no­va­tive and el­e­vated tech­ni­cal stan­dards. It is both el­e­men­tal and sub­tle.’

Dur­ing his ex­hi­bi­tion, Shaun will be host­ing a ba­sic in­tro­duc­tion to the glass cast­ing process.

Any­one wish­ing more in­for­ma­tion should go to lan­ntair.com.

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