Art in Windows: Sculpture installation: Gestures and Friend/Foe

Art in Windows: Sculpture installation: Gestures and Friend/Foe
Art in Windows: Sculpture installation: Gestures and Friend/Foe


Venue: Liverpool
Dates: 25/08/2017 - 30/09/2017
Times: All Day


Title: Sculpture installation: Gestures and Friend/Foe
Dates: 25 August – 30 September, 2017
Times: Dawn to 11pm (viewing from street)
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Contact: email: info@aiwliverpool.org  phone: 07913449035

Art In Windows is proud to unveil its inaugural show in Liverpool. Installed in windows in an empty, listed building over-looking St Luke’s Church, Liverpool-based artist Adrian Jeans has created two works that reflect upon our use of hands as a form of communication.

Fascinated by official sign language; mannered hand gestures in paintings and sculptures; and more elusive hand gestures that we spontaneously and subconsciously perform much of the time, Jeans uses a range to sculptures of his own hand to highlight the subtle but forceful visual power of hand gestures, as well as their subtle variations and potential for ambiguity.

In Friend/Foe, for example, Jeans continually rotates a hand with two fingers sticking up so that it playfully, but insistently, alternates between declarations of love and hate: a simple but clever play upon how the meaning of a gesture can subtly change or invert completely, depending on its context: whether that be cultural, psychological or physical. The effect of Friend/Foe is humour, but tempered with an undercurrent of potential menace.

Art In Windows

Art In Windows is an organisation that works with landlords and artists to commission and curate temporary and permanent art works for display in empty windows in and around Liverpool. www.artinwindows.org