Urban Expression Collection: Claire McCarthy
1 – 31 July 2009
See how the rich colours unleash what is distinctive and atmospheric about Liverpool city. Claire McCarthy’s work is enchanted and refreshingly bereft of cynicism and is to be enjoyed. Profound collectables by a perceptive artist with compelling style.
The artist makes you confront the city with friction and ghost-like speed. Her work captures the life of buildings, the streets and the corners that we think never pass judgment. Here they decay and regenerate, torment and comfort continuously within the modern sub-conscious. The artist reflects the real ‘inner-city’ unlike any other.
McCarthy paints emotive scenes. She delights in the sights, sounds and velocity of a changing provincial city. Yet like few others, will reveal the hidden, the shadow and shade from the light as it peers enviously at the contemporary beauty that surrounds us in our cities and towns.
The dusky street, the windy dock, the rain like horizontal tears will wash the tons of stone, the brick and bitumen. And through this breathtaking backdrop to our lives, McCarthy hurries along slowly through our modern heritage. See how her rich colours unleash what is distinctive and atmospheric about Liverpool city. McCarthy’s work is enchanted and refreshingly bereft of cynicism and is to be enjoyed.