The Gallery Liverpool: Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings

unnamed7 – 17 November 2014

Mon – Fri 10.30am-4pm

Free

Preview 7 November, 7pm All Welcome

For his latest exhibition, Chris Billington, who is internationally recognised for his use of colour, has turned his attention to the world of punk music. Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings is an exhibition of 45 paintings documenting a radical movement that exploded onto the scene in the 1970’s and with its highly charged anarchic stance completely changed the course of history.

Billington said ‘This was a new generation with a new way of thinking. A mix of anti-establishment and art school, purposeful design and chaos, crossing the boundaries of art, music, fashion and politics. Punk ushered in a new era with it’s DIY ethos, fuelled with working class angst and it is most appropriate that I am showing these paintings in Liverpool, the birthplace of so much great music over the decades. Liverpool was well placed to showcase the punk talent that burst out of all corners of the UK, to enthusiastic crowds in fabulous venues such as the iconic Eric’s club and I am absolutely delighted to be exhibiting these paintings at The Gallery Liverpool” .

Within the scope of 45 paintings this exhibition charts the impact of punk, a short sharp shock which rapidly spread the message across Britain and the USA, shaking up the establishment on the way, Vibrant, intense and full of energy, ‘Punk ~ The Transatlantic Paintings’ is a definitive visual history of an incomparable and provocative period in time.

0151 709 2442  / twitter @gallerylivpool / www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk

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