View Two – Ceramic Rock

imageCeramic Rock
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March 2009
Ceramic Rock -Two Views at View Two is an innovative exhibition of spontaneity and expression, contrasting sensual forms and hard edged performances.

Ceramic Rock will be staged at one of Liverpool’s most vibrant art spaces, the View Two Gallery, located on the cities most iconic address, Mathew Street. The contemplative serenity of Janet Holmes’s provocative sculptures will appear in stark contrast to the raw urgent sounds of songwriter Dean Johnson.

The exhibition will form a backdrop to an improvised collaboration of sound and texture as both artists respond to each other, their environment and the changing atmosphere within the gallery.

The work on Show is that of Wirral based sculptural ceramicist, Janet Holmes, who uses clay to create provocative forms that become a personal statement to those that view them. Each piece seems to evoke an intimacy with the viewer. Janet says” I never try to interfere with the natural flow of the clay. I follow it and it inspires me, which can become a battle but the finished piece is where art embraces geology.”

The exhibition on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March between 12.00 – 4.00pm gives the viewer the opportunity to meet the artist and see how these sculptures are created. Janet will be making a piece in response to the space around her and to the improvised sounds of musician Dean Johnson.

To further expand on attacking the senses, there will be a performance by singer songwriter Dean Johnson on Friday 27th March starting at 8.00pm. This performance will excite different feelings to the work on show. Evocative and hard biting lyrics of love and life will contrast with the more intimate curves of the sculpture around the room.


This event will be the highlight in the year that follows 08. It will show that 08 was a rolling stone of expression, and that stone is unstoppable. Ceramic Rock shows how multi media compliments and supports, giving the viewer a multi faceted experience.

For more information about the Ceramic Rock exhibition or to reserve tickets for Dean’s evening performance please phone 0790 333 7995 or email


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*Exhibition times meet the artists
– Friday 27th March 12.00 – 4.00pm
– Saturday 28th March 12.00 – 4.00pm

*Special view – Friday 27th March 6.00pm – 8.00pm

*Performance by Dean Johnson – Friday 27th March 8.00pm – 10.00pm

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