Gary Sollars’ First Solo Exhibition Goes One Way
Liverpool artist Gary Sollars is more salad cream than mayonnaise in his new exhibition of large scale paintings, video works and sculpture from the last 25 years.
Gary is holding his first solo exhibition at The Royal Standard Gallery during the city’s international arts festival, the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition will feature over 30 works curated by Gary from his catalogue from 1994 onwards.
Sollars says “These are mainly autobiographical works about life, love, relationships, politics and humour. I’m a common voice in a middle class, la di d’art world and so it’s time I put that voice in front of the public to shake things up a bit!”
The short films include his popular stand- up comedy routines, poems, regrets and reflective rants on love and life. His paintings are large scale, dealing with personal and political themes and his sculptures are strangely disconcerting using horsehair, toy cars and fun fur.
Sollars is forthright and unapologetic for his queer stance and his work pulls no punches.
Gary has previously exhibited in group shows at the Walker Art Gallery, John Moores Painting Prize, The Whitworth, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Berlin’s Kunstsalon. He has also been selected for the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award three times.
Gary is also known as Dollman, the host of Dollman Disco, an irreverent “childrens’ party for adults” mixing live art performance, music and games running semi-regularly in Liverpool since 2005.
The Royal Standard Gallery is part of Northern Lights at Cains Brewery Village, part of The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s new art quarter.
Gary Sollars’ One Way Runs from July 21st – August 13th at The Royal Standard Gallery Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, Grafton St, Liverpool L8 5SD