Bluecoat: Frances Disley ‘Pattern Buffer’

Bluecoat: Frances Disley 'Pattern Buffer' Bluecoat: Frances Disley ‘Pattern Buffer’


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 13/03/2020 - 21/06/2020
Times: 11:00 - 18:00


Frances Disley ‘Pattern Buffer’
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 – Sun, 21 Jun 2020
11.00 AM – 6.00 PM

As part of Bluecoat’s ongoing commitment to supporting outstanding Northern artists, we are pleased to present a solo show by Frances Disley.

As a starting point for her work Disley has previously used the colourways of a high fashion tracksuit to create a moving painting and a community aerobics class as the setting for a dance performance and installation. She is interested in the things we do to feel better about ourselves, while eschewing the elitism found within the self-care industry with its obsessions with conventional beauty, ideal body mass and self-regard.

For Pattern Buffer, as with many of her previous installations, Disley will layer multi-sensory elements to create an environment that invites gallery visitors to make use of her art works, whether that is to pause and rest in comfort, share a hobby or take something from the space. Reference points for her upcoming solo show Pattern Buffer include dominoes clubs, hair accessories as art, plants which survive from moisture in the air and the Holodeck, a device from the Star Trek science fiction series in which participants engage with different virtual reality environments.

Exhibition Launch 

Thu 12 Mar, 6-9pm 

Join us for the launch of Frances Disley’s Pattern Buffer and Jonathan Baldock’s Facecrime.

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More about the artist 

Frances Disley born Warrington, 1976 lives & works in Liverpool. She was a co-director of The Royal Standard 2012-14 and a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist 2016.

Her performance installation RRR commissioned by Rule of Threes with Sefton Libraries was acquired by the Arts Council Collection in 2018. Recent exhibitions, projects & performances include: Cucumber Fell in the Sand, Humber Street Gallery, Hull, 2019; Tripleflex, Bluecoat & MDI, Liverpool, 2019; Solo Show, OUTPUT Gallery, Liverpool; 2019, Inner Landscapes, Hilbert Raum, Berlin, 2019; Residency – Activation #1 Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, 2019; We Are Where We Are, BALTIC 39, Newcastle, 2018.

http://francesdisley.com