Visit our gallery at 14 Queen Avenue in Liverpool’s commercial district, a 5 minute walk from Liverpool ONE, where we hold regularly changing exhibitions of our member artists work.
Friday 3 February – Saturday 25 March 2017
dot-art Gallery celebrates its first anniversary in the beautiful 19th century Queen Avenue with a new exhibition exploring and celebrating the movement of the human body, featuring work by painter David Brightmore and sculptor Faith Bebbington and opening on 3rd February.
The Figure is the seventh show in dot-art’s new gallery and the first to feature three dimensional work. The two participating artists both address the way the human body moves and interacts with its environment. David’s Fine Art MA studies focused on the role of rhythm and gesture in painting and Faith’s sculptural practice stems from her personal experience of cerebral palsy and the restrictions this places on the movement of her own body.
David, a professional artist since 2000 who spent many years living and working Snowdonia, says of his work: ”Some people have said that maybe the figures within the paintings and drawings are self-portraits. I would not argue with that as I am trying to show my feelings of a physical relation with my immediate environment, which for the last 30 years or so has been full of mountains and hills”
Faith, who is based in Liverpool and has many public art works on display across the UK and beyond, describes her approach: “My sculptural practice stems from having cerebral palsy, a disability that is almost imperceptible to most people, but has a big impact on my daily life. My work explores the body in motion, but free of all restrictions like jumping, climbing, swimming, skydiving, free running; it’s the moment in mid-air that interests me most! My sculptures are purposely universal, often genderless figures set in space, so the viewer can focus on the action or movement of the figure. To observe and capture energetic movement I use dancers and athletes as models to help achieve dynamic sculptural sequences. It’s important to me that my artwork is accessible, aiming to spark some personal connection or recognition with the viewer.”
Friday 7 April – Saturday 20 May 2017
To celebrate the start of spring, the new exhibition at the dot-art Gallery looks at the seasons and the changes they bring about on the landscape. This group show will feature paintings by Martin Jones, Michael Love, Lee Summerfield, Hazel Thomson and Joe Thompson and launches on Friday 7th April.
Hazel Thompson’s work regularly takes the seasons as its subject matter. Her bright, crisp springtime paintings of bluebells are as effective as her evocative autumnal woodlands aglow with fallen leaves. She specialises in capturing the play of light in nature, whether that be dappled summer sunshine or the long shadows cast by trees in a clearing. Some of Hazel’s more unusual works portray two or even four seasons in one painting, demonstrating how the landscape changes throughout the year.
Lee Summerfield has created a series of new work for this show entitled Daydreaming. These works take a distinctive and unusually low viewpoint and allow the viewer an insect eye’s view of flowers in a summer meadow. The thick, textured application of paint and vibrant colours wonderfully evoke a sunny afternoon. Speaking about his work, Lee explains ‘I love exploring the change of seasons in my paintings. There are so many wonderful things around us in plain sight, pockets of beauty and I love trying to capture these. Each season has its own colour palette and mood and I like to try and express this in my work. I strive to invoke emotions through my paintings, reproduce how I am feeling. The inspiring thing about nature is that it’s never ending so I’ve always got something new to be inspired by.”
The paintings of Martin Jones are the result of hundreds of hours of painstaking and meticulously detailed work. The works on show all focus on trees, with each leaf individually rendered by this supremely patient artist. In some of his newer work, the combination of different species, shapes and colours of leaf on one canvas combine to create almost abstract patterns.
These are complemented by a series of snow scenes by Michael Love and summer woodland landscapes by Joe Thompson.
The closing party for the exhibition will form part of dot-art’s offering for this year’s Light Night on 19th May. 2017’s theme is Time and this exhibition was specially put together to fit with this concept. Full details of both the dot-art event and the full programme for Light Night 2017 will be announced on 5th April so keep an eye on lightnightliverpool.co.uk.
The exhibition continues until 20th May.
dot-art at Rex
Visit dot-art at Rex for an ever-changing selection of limited edition and original work by our member artists starting at just £20.
Rex is Liverpool’s very first concept and box store, designed around independent retailers to create a shared retail and work space for like minded creative businesses. dot-art was delighted to be one of the very first organisations to partner with Rex back in 2014 and we now sell a range of affordable original and limited edition paintings and prints by our member artists, which change on a regular basis.