Corke Art Gallery, Liverpool
Private View Thursday 4th July 2013 between 6pm – 8pm
The exhibition is open until July 20, 2013
Portraits features artists from UK and abroad.
They include Peter Edwards who was the winner of the 1994 BP Portrait Award and whose work hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London and the the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among others. His portrait of Willy Russel is owned by National Museums Liverpool and his work can also be seen in the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead as well as National Museum Wales and Ulster Museum, Belfast.
The exhibition also features the work of four Romanian artists – Radu Belcin, Flavia Pitis, Aurel Tar and Francisc Chiuariu – whose work is influenced bu the way Romania’s history, cultural experience and current economic power or lack of it affect their lives.
The work selected for the show is a snapshot of this new reality and its effects on people and society in Romania.
Lack of freedom and identity issues are brought to the fore bu Belcin’s realist paintings, while childhood in the consumer society is the focus of the Chiuariu’s series titled Forever Ikea. Pitis works with the close-up childish gestures combined with the habits of adults, and Tar’s pop art style captures the strong hold that USSR held over its empire states.
entire article in the Liverpool Echo
Corke Art Gallery
296-298 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 9PW
(Viewings also available by appointment – please call 07773 287827 or the gallery during opening hours on 0151 726 0232)