OUT OF THE BLUE

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Edna Thearle

Dates: 1 – 31 October, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Edna Thearle is an Ainsdale-based Designer Maker of hand-dyed and hand-woven textiles. Her wide-ranging practice encompasses printing textiles; hand and machine embroidery; colouring with synthetic and natural dyes; and constructing materials by stitching and weaving.

Edna finds inspiration in both the natural and man-made environment, which she explores through her sketchbook and photography. In Out of the Blue she combines the art of Japanese Shibori and indigo tie-dye with objet trouvé to create elaborate and unique textiles that explore the subtleties of the hand crafted object.

http://www.artinwindows.org ethearle@hotmail.co.uk

Draw Draw Draw

 

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Draw Draw Draw
Colette Lilley
Dates: 1 – 31 August, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

The next artist showing at 5 Bold Place, as part of Art in Windows is Colette Lilley with her exhibition Draw Draw Draw. The exhibition which is viewed from street level, shall run from the 1st September until the 30th September 2018.

The exhibition focuses on Colette’s use of observational drawing as a form of mindfulness. Studying the form and texture of different body parts that she sees in her everyday life gives her an awareness of detail and helps to ground her in the present moment, helping her to compose her erratic thoughts.

The presence of words in the work shows the conversation between the abstract and logical process of drawing, and how the two together can tell a story and give form to her thoughts that can otherwise defy being identified.

Through drawing these images she learns about herself and the subject as it gives her insights into her thoughts and feelings that she needs to address. The paper is the safe space that she needs and the drawings are the means she needs to achieve this.

More of Colette’s work and to see what she is currently working on follow her Instagram and Twitter.

 

        

Back From The Dead

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Dates: 1 August – 31 October, 2018
Location: 57-61 Regent Road, Liverpool, L5 9SY
(on corner with Blackstone Street – don’t rely on satnav!)
Times: 07:00 – 23:00 daily

Art In Windows opens its new location in the historic, north-Liverpool docks area with a show by sculptor Adrian Jeans.

In Back From The Dead, Jeans displays portraits cast in agar jelly (more commonly used to grow bacteria in petri dishes) to explore portraiture’s search for living likeness. Unlike with traditional sculpture materials, the agar heads will be colonised, and then biologically re-animated, by bacteria floating in the air – a process that will physically alter the portraits and bring the normal ambitions of portraiture to a logical, but unexpected, conclusion

All the Fun of the Fair

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All the Fun of the Fair
Alison Little
Dates: 1 – 31 August, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

All the Fun of the Fair presents the fictional story of a student raped during a summer placement in the USA. Below a suspended, human-sized lobster, which is filled with statements about sexual violence, lies sand covered in broken beach toys and discarded trinkets: a reminder of the detritus and devastation that often remains once the holiday fun is over. And in amongst the sand, we see cryptically mirrored, quite literally, the danger of physical and psychological damage lurking behind superficially happy times

 

LISTEN TO THE HAND ‘CAUSE THE FACE AIN’T TALKING (WITH APOLOGIES TO VICKY POLLARD)

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Adrian Jeans
Dates: 15 June – 31 July, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Jeans playfully explores life-sculpting’s practical conflict with expression by comically contrasting the dour head of a man who sat long hours for his portrait with the gesturing hand of the artist full of meaning. Accompanying this are 100 drawings that impressively chart the hand’s boundless expressivity.

Willow Pattern Stories

Works on paper and projected animation by Josie Jenkins

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Dates:  18th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Location:  5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times:  07:30 to 00:00 daily

In Willow Pattern Stories Jenkins uses household patterns and household objects taken from different traditions and cultures to explore themes of security, control and colonialism. Included is the Willow Pattern design, which was developed by English ceramic artists and inspired by blue and white wares from China.

 www.josiejenkins.co.uk

INTRICATE INTIMACY.

Art In Windows presents INTRICATE INTIMACY.

 

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Designer-weaver Edna Thearle explores the infinite variations of hand woven and hand dyed textiles using the most delicate of silk threads.

Dates: 6th April – 6th May 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 07:30 to 23:00 daily

 

The Female Suspension

 

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Artist: Alison Little
Dates:  6th March – 6th April
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 07:30 to 23:00 daily

The Female suspension is an installation which addresses a world of sexual violence. The lower bodies and limbs of numerous women who have been raped are suspended by chained, hooks penetrating their groins. Meat like, a waste product, violated then disposed of like an animal carcass meat still to be stripped from the bones.

www.alisonlittleblog.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

NICE HEAD, BACK FROM THE DEAD

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Sculptures by Adrian Jeans

Date: 20th February – 4th March, 2018 Venue: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN

Viewing: 08:00 – 23:00 daily, from street.

Using a head cast in mould inducing materials and seemingly rude grafitti, Adrian Jeans explores the on-going conundrum of whether a portrait is a replica of a person and a reflection of their character or a physical object with an existence and presence all of its own?

http://www.adrianjeans.co.uk