Unnatural Swell


Unnatural Swell

Dates: 15 December 2018 – 15 January 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

An installation by Georgia Rusch.

Inspired by Water Babies – a Victorian allegory for the existence of the soul despite the lack of scientific evidence – Georgia Rusch has made her own Water Babies as an updated allegory of how consumption of throw-away commodities has polluted the vast, enigmatic oceans that surround us.

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

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

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

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.