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NOW | Katie Paterson and others

Sat 5 Oct 2019 - Sun 3 May 2020

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In the first major showing of the artist’s work in a public institution in Scotland, the sixth and final exhibition in the  NOW series will highlight the work of Scottish artist Katie Paterson (b.1981). Born in Glasgow, and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, London, Paterson is considered one of the leading artists of her generation. Her works are the result of long periods of research and involve collaboration with specialists in scientific and other fields in order to translate complex ideas into physical, often poetic works of art. NOW will trace Katie Paterson’s exploration of deep time, the cosmos, and the place of humans in relation to these phenomena – themes that have been central to the artist’s work for more than a decade. Among the works  featured will be Paterson’s mesmerising installation Totality (2016), a large - scale mirror ball created from almost all known images of solar eclipses captured by humankind, and Light Bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008), held in National Galleries of Scotland’s collection. Works by other artists will be selected, drawing on themes relating to Paterson’s practice, and will be displayed in surrounding galleries.

The NOW programme is being made possible thanks to the support of the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation, Kent and Vicki Logan, Walter Scott and Partners Limited, Robert and Nicky Wilson, The Ampersand Foundation and other donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Image: Katie Paterson, Totality, 2016. Photo © Flora Bartlett. Courtesy of the Arts Council Collection. Installation view Sommerset House.

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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