PRINCESS, ANGEL, HONEY, LOVE, MISSUS, BITCH, WHORE     

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An exhibition by Lidia Lidia
Dates: 1 – 31 October, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Lidia Lidia uses her trademark pink imagery of feminine stereotypes to confront the misogynistic submission of females worldwide. The gentle prettiness of popular female identity is subverted by a life-sized Barbie doll, bruised and performing multiple domestic chores, and flowers inscribed with facts about violence against women – highlighting the ubiquity of this oppression.

www.lidialidia.com

Beached 

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An exhibition by Nerissa Cargill Thompson
Dates: 2 – 30 September, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Sculpture and photography exploring plastic pollution. Using concrete-cast plastic containers and images on glossy advertising board, Beached gives a physical and psychological presence to our lightweight, disposable waste.  A concrete Coke bottle becomes a gravity-defying Zeppelin – revealing a disconnect between the object’s allure and the harm they cause.

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.