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

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.

Gesture and Friend/Foe

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Date: 25th August to 8th October, 2017
Property: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Artist: Adrian Jeans
Landlord: Frensons

Gestures (large window) and Friend/Foe (small window) are made using sculptures of the artist’s hand and explore the nature of hand gestures. In Gestures Adrian arranges hands with different positions so that they start interacting with each other and a visual conversation emerges. Gestures was influenced by sign language and by the more elusive hand gestures that we spontaneously and subconsciously perform much of the time.

Friend/Foe looks at how the meaning of a hand gesture can subtly change or invert completely depending on its context: whether that be cultural, psychological or physical. Friend/Foe continually rotates a single hand so that it playfully, but insistently, alternates between declarations of love and hate.

Due to popular demand our current exhibition, Gestures and Friend/Foe by Adrian Jeans, has been extended for a week. It will now end on Sunday 8th October. 

A Nice Head

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Date: 2013
Property: Romer Road, Liverpool, L6 6DJ
Artist: Adrian Jeans
Landlord: Private Home

A Nice Head is a portrait of the artist’s neighbour. Using the neighbour’s  often surprisingly friendly greeting “alright dickhead!” and newspaper  protocol, Adrian riffs upon the idea of portraits as both a portrayal of a person’s character (he’s a ‘dick’ head) and an inanimate art object (that’s a ‘nice’ sculpture of a head).

Applied Meaning, Nelson Street


Date: 2012
Property: 42 Nelson Street, Liverpool, L1 5DN
Artist: Adrian Jeans
Landlord: Frensons

Applied Meaning uses a local, mixed race model and building debris from local redevelopment projects to create two near-identical sculptures that explore the positives and negatives of Liverpool’s regeneration, both past and present.

42 Nelson Street is now let as The Bagelry

Applied Meaning, Metquarter

 


Date: 2014
Property: Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6DA
Artist: Adrian Jeans
Landlord/manager: Queensberry Real Estate and Bywater Properties/Savills

Applied Meaning uses a local, mixed race model and building debris from local redevelopment projects to create two near-identical sculptures that explore the positives and negatives of Liverpool’s regeneration, both past and present.