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

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.

Draw Draw Draw

 

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Draw Draw Draw
Colette Lilley
Dates: 1 – 31 August, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

The next artist showing at 5 Bold Place, as part of Art in Windows is Colette Lilley with her exhibition Draw Draw Draw. The exhibition which is viewed from street level, shall run from the 1st September until the 30th September 2018.

The exhibition focuses on Colette’s use of observational drawing as a form of mindfulness. Studying the form and texture of different body parts that she sees in her everyday life gives her an awareness of detail and helps to ground her in the present moment, helping her to compose her erratic thoughts.

The presence of words in the work shows the conversation between the abstract and logical process of drawing, and how the two together can tell a story and give form to her thoughts that can otherwise defy being identified.

Through drawing these images she learns about herself and the subject as it gives her insights into her thoughts and feelings that she needs to address. The paper is the safe space that she needs and the drawings are the means she needs to achieve this.

More of Colette’s work and to see what she is currently working on follow her Instagram and Twitter.