3 August to 16 September
Late Night Art Belfast, Thursday 3 August, 6pm
A survey exhibition in four parts across two venues that reveals 40 years of Alistair Wilson’s esoteric sculptural practice.
Wilson’s poetic structures come to life in the space between the romantic and the cerebral and exist in the “here and now.” Much more than a retrospective (spread over two venues in fact) this exhibition attempts to capture the diversity of his sculptures and drawings and recreates his quest to understand and transform the materials that surround him. The work itself deals with alchemy, order, chaos and metamorphosis.
Born in Penarth in 1951, Wilson studied at Preston Polytechnic, Bath Academy and Chelsea School of Art, also spending a year of postgraduate study in Berlin. He was course director of the Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Ulster until 2014. He has had numerous solo shows at the Oliver Dowling Gallery in Dublin and was one of 14 artists representing Northern Ireland in the 2005 Venice Biennale. In recent years he has had solo exhibitions in Derry, Manchester and Berlin.