With These Walls We Are Shaped
28 October – 28 November 2010
This exhibition, curated by Priya Sharma and Caroline Smith, will showcase the artists’ varying concepts and reactions to such a unique environment. They explore being touched by both the walls of the places and environments we inhabit, as well as the walls and structures we create within our awareness in relation to others, feelings and communication.
The gallery’s second installment for the Biennial Programme invites 14 established artists selected by open submission: to create site-specific work within the gallery’s crumbling walls.
Artists: Michael Coombs (UK), Henrietta Simson (UK), David Eveleigh and Melissa Evans (UK), Su-Chen Hung (USA), Andrew Brookfield (UK), Junichrio Iwase (Canada), Ulrike Oeter (Germany), Cait Walker and Robin Heap (UK), Carol Ramsay (UK), Hannah Wiles (UK), Claire Freeman (UK).
The building now inhabited by W.C.S has been around since the 1700’s, when it was home to Liverpool’s first mayor and has been an artistic space since the 1990’s.
Nestled between two night clubs, the once grand architecture’s dark structures rub shoulders with the Square’s garish neon posters. The juxtaposition of grandeur and throwaway enables a space in which DIY culture and artistic practice can flourish.
Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.
Open: Thur-Sun 11.00 – 17.00 (Closed Mon-Wed)