The Wonder of it All
Constructed industrial and temporary botanical landscapes
by Josie Jenkins and Jacqui Chapman
Friday 30th September – Thursday 6th of October 2016
The Gallery Liverpool, First Floor, The Courtyard, 41 Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5RE
Open every day 1pm – 5pm
Private View Thursday 29th September 6pm – 9pm
In this exhibition artist Josie Jenkins and Jacqui Chapman bring together work with contrasting visual subject matter, underpinned by concurrent themes. Since undertaking residencies in China, Jenkins has made work responding to the industrial landscapes that she experienced there. The work in this exhibition extends to the themes of consumerism and the order and control which is present in our manufactured world. Chapman’s recent work references how we consume nature and in particular flower shows, where manmade installations display sensational excess that lasts just a few days and how this behaviour contrasts with historical collectors of the 16th century. For both artists a response to landscape has developed into an examination of wider issues and questions, resulting in a pop-up show where nature meets man and art mimics human behaviour.
This exhibition is open for one week only and will include extra events throughout the week, news of which will follow soon. The Private View is open to all.
The Wonder of it AllArtists’ Talkby Josie Jenkins and Jacqui ChapmanWednesday 5th October, 6.30pmFREEThe Gallery Liverpool , First Floor, The Courtyard, 41 Stanhope Street , Liverpool , L8 5REJoin artists Josie Jenkins and Jacqui Chapman to discuss their exhibition, ‘The Wonder of it All’, at The Gallery Liverpool. Josie and Jacqui will present the ideas behind the work in this exhibition and invite the audience to ask questions and take part in the discussion. This in an informal event, it is free, non-ticketed and all are welcome.Make an Artist’s Book drop-in workshopWith Josie Jenkins and Jacqui ChapmanSunday 2nd October, 12.30pm – 4.30pmFREEThe Gallery Liverpool , First Floor, The Courtyard, 41 Stanhope Street , Liverpool , L8 5REJoin artists Josie Jenkins and Jacqui Chapman for this free drop-in style workshop, to make an artist’s book, responding to the exhibition, ‘The Wonder of it All’. As this is a drop-in workshop, you can arrive and leave whenever you wish. The workshop is free of charge and there will be tea and coffee available. Suitable for adults and children accompanied by a responsible adult.