Icons in Transformation at Liverpool Cathedral


Liverpool Cathedral – ‘Icons in Transformation’
1 February – 18 March 2010

New exhibition by Ludmilla Pawlowska

Around 180 artworks are taking up a lot of space in Liverpool Cathedral at the moment, the presentation is interesting with most icon paintings being of similar size placed on plinths with sloping tops.

Also some much larger ones are suspended from the bridge, I quite like them. Then there are some which have been made into large geometric shapes. The artist has employed various sculptural techniques, cutting, shaping, mixed media as well as the traditional gold leaf.

Regular readers will know I have no interest in religion but I’m ok with some of the abstract pieces as artworks. Maybe too many similar pieces in one place here though, one of the best things about the cathedral is its hugeness, seems odd for it feel cluttered .