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

Plato’s Republic

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Posters by Peter Appleton
Dates: 6th January – 6th February 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: Dawn to 11pm daily (viewing from street)

Over 2000 years ago he developed a theory of political governance which started with aristocracy and inevitably progressed through stages to tyranny.

This exhibition of posters explores those stages and invites the viewer to decide where we are as a society along that journey between the two extremes.

Aristocracy – rule by a few families born to rule – familia supra omnia – family above all.

Timocracy – rule by the worthy and wealthy – pecuniate obedient omnia – money masters all things.

Oligarchy – rule by business and interests behind the scenes – regem comitem me comes regem – you make me a count I will make you a king.

Democracy – rule by the majority but at what point do the ‘rights’ of individuals impact on collective rights? An nesis mi fili quantilla prudential mundus regatur – do you know my son with how little wisdom the world is governed?

Tyranny – rule by a dictator – sic semper tyrannis – thus always to tyrants.

Email applpainter@aol.com
Web site www.applpainter.wix.com/peterappleton

 

Time & Space residency at Metal Liverpool

Art In Windows has been awarded a Time & Space residency at Metal Liverpool. Adrian Jeans, a founding member of Art In Windows, will be spending 6-months with staff at Metal Liverpool, which is based at Edge Hill Station, to expand the exciting idea of placing art in empty windows in and around the city. Watch this space for further updates and new projects.

Learn to see/Learn to draw

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Date: 16th November to 3rd January 2018
Property: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Artist: Colette Lilley
Landlord: Frensons

LEARN TO SEE/LEARN TO DRAW is an exhibition that follows Colette’s journey as she explores the process of drawing from the perception that ‘It’s not drawing that has to be learned, it is seeing.’ – Betty Edwards.

Throughout the exhibition Colette will be posting helpful insights on her Instagram and Twitter to guide others in learning to see, inspiring them to pick up their pencils and draw.

http://www.colettelilley.com