Atkinson hosts Liverpool School’s third major show
The Liverpool School of artists is staging its third major exhibition at the Atkinson gallery in Southport to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial.
The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, September 1 until Saturday, October 29, is the largest show yet put on by the group which now has 12 members from Liverpool, the Wirral and the Midlands
The Liverpool School’s basic aim is to redefine urban art in geometric painting, both 2D and 3D, using city life and buildings and transportation as its inspiration – anything which depicts and portrays the rhythms of urban life. As an aesthetic, the urban landscape may be regarded as the vision a society projects about itself into the future.
Each of the Liverpool School members interprets the city landscape in their own way and in their own distinctive styles. The movement is not a straightjacket restricting how the world should be viewed, but rather it points in a new general direction for urban art to take.
The work on show varies from the abstract, geometric work of Mike Rickett, Gabrielle Caul and Cherie Grist to the more conventional but still urban, geometric, canvasses and prints of Lynn Jeffery, Steve Millward and Paul Hipkiss. By contrast, Maureen Sullivan and Catherine Carmyllie have their her own brand of painterly, more Impressionistic but still geometric urban work while Susan Lee Brown works mainly in oils but is also a printmaker which include etchings. Her work takes on a geometric edge when depicting the cityscape.
The work on view includes paintings on canvasses, paper and board, etchings, prints. Lino cuts, sculpture and reliefs.
The exhibition will open daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Further information from Mike Rickett