PAIN AFTER PANE 

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An installation by Abel Shah
Dates: 1 – 31 August, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Abel Shah is a collaboration between artists Alex Bell and Giulia Shah.

Using the body as an object of display, Abel Shah has created an installation titled Pain after Pane exploring ideas around the language of objects, structures of value and the notion of the spectacle.

“They stare in timeless wonderment through shop windows. Enraptured. Entranced. Enlightened.

Pain after pane after pane…. the glass fragments continue down the street…”

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THE ORDER OF NATURE

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Ruairi Barfoot
Dates: 1 – 31 July, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Ruairi Barfoot’s paper tapestries aim to evoke the endlessly unpredictable course of lines in nature. Inspired by superautomatism – the act of subconscious and unpremeditated mark-making – he makes hundreds of intricate cuts into paper. These multiple individual incisions and silhouettes coalesce into large and evocative natural forms that range from sea- and cloudscapes to entangled roots. While physically stagnant, the effect of Barfoot’s immersive works are actually ever changing due to the interplay of light and shadow on, through and behind the paper sheets, superimposing the changing weather conditions of Liverpool onto these mysterious, imaginary vistas.

While not directly referencing the natural world, Barfoot’s paper forms and shapes visually link up with those found in nature. His beautiful creations strike a cord with the force and fragility of the natural world in that even though the result of cutting the paper is aesthetically delicate, the action that creates it is extremely violent.

Ruairi Barfoot studied Fine Art at University of Ulster and Manchester Metropolitan University. He currently volunteers in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and, this September, will be studying for a masters in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. Instagram.com/ruairibarfootart

ONE FATHOM DEEP

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Chris Relph Smith
Dates: 1 – 31 June, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Fragmented, multi-layered paintings encapsulating the idea of a signal trying to find its way through a sea of marks, suspensions, layers. Inspired by phantom echoes caused by dramatic changes in ocean water properties, this show riffs on Liverpools maritime past and present and includes a razzle-dazzle-style torpedo.

To Cultivate Compassion

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Prints by Dawn Parry-Cunliffe.
Dates: 1 – 29 May, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Parry-Cunliffe wants to re-balance our emotional and physical connections with the animals we farm for consumption by focusing on a shared capacity to feel emotions, highlighting the parody we perform by adoring the thought of the animals we breed to eat while simultaneously causing them an inhuman amount of grief.

Measured

 

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Measured
Sculptures by Adrian Jeans
Dates: on-going from 15 April, 2019
Location: 57-61 Regent Road, Liverpool, L5 9SY
(on corner with Blackstone Street – don’t rely on satnav)
Times: 24/7

Sculptor Adrian Jeans exhibits his signature portrait heads with their rough, striated surfaces and stunning mimesis. Showing a deep understanding of how subject, artist, process and material intertwine within a portrait, Jeans breathes life back into this unloved sculpture tradition.

Sacred Landfill

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Paintings by Rob D Davies
Dates: 1 – 30 April, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Rob D Davies shows his large format and delicately rendered watercolours inspired by our desire for a utopian world set within idyllic landscapes. However, as with the modern English countryside, with its varied pockets of semi-industrial and semi-wild views, Davies mixes in the uncomfortable reality of the dirt and chaos that also surround us.

Threshold Festival 2019

Art In Windows will be at Threshold Festival 2019 this weekend.

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Dates: 29 – 31 March, 2019
Venue: St Michael in the City, Upper Pitt St, Liverpool, L1 5BD
Times: Various
Artist: Adrian Jeans

Liverpool sculptor Adrian Jeans is exhibiting Four Faces Of Religion, an installation that explores how we construct and comprehend the infinite range of identities around us. Acknowledging its location in a church, Four Faces Of Religion uses identical busts to impersonate the four religious belief systems: Animism, Polytheism, Monotheism and Atheism.