doggerfisher’s sixth exhibition is a solo show by the highly celebrated artist Keith Farquhar.

It will be Keith Farquhar’s first exhibition in Edinburgh since 1994. He will show new work together with paintings inspired by the capital’s annual firework displays.

‘A fatty ebullient city cast in renting tenement. This curiously discrete affair overlooks the chrysalis of a modern magical node. A surrogate for unclear physical and political achievements. A v-neck enduring population constantly circulated by fresh air. The residents are underage, half the rooms have firework displays. A sumptuous place of indolent artists breakfasted on whole women of the hells. An underworld where everyone speaks French, convene doped-up in well-deserved leisure, lobbing live vermin through the walnut window of vitrine to nourish exotic domestic animal servants. Rooms are decorated by Charisma poems inspired by fine peace and a few shy in-jokes. Residents are offered accommodation by an inner ring of fallible guardians, bringing back their need for moral works of art, abundant decorative flourishes in the colour of the writer’s eyes. Living two and a half minutes ahead of the not invited, permitted juvenile’s are obligatorily synchronised, taking complicated multivitamins and whole households as they go.’

Keith Farquhar/Neil Mulholland

Keith Farquhar was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. Recent exhibitions include Mintview, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2001/2002); Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001 Dundee/Aberdeen (2001) and It may be a year of Thirteen Moons but it’s Still the Year of Culture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2000).

Keith Farquhar is shown in collaboration with Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.