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

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.

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.

Re-frame:Treasuring What Is Left Behind.

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Re-frame:Treasuring What Is Left Behind.
Angelo Madonna
Dates: 4 – 31 March, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Angelo Madonna continues his fascination with found and discarded objects with this re-presentation and re-animation of an abandoned wardrobe. The subtly subversive furniture-sculpture hybrids provide a philosophical assessment of the wardrobe’s original function as a container of secrecy and surprise while also extending its power of suggestion along Duchampian lines.

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