Untitled For Now
Urban Coffee Lounge, Smithdown Road
15th August – 30th September 2005
Urban Coffee is currently hosting an exhibition by recent graduates of
John Moores University, an eclectic mix of styles and techniques broadly
based in the traditions of painting and photography.
David Tipping has a unique approach to photography. Compositions such
as ‘someone paid’ and ‘think about listening to quiet
things’ are carefully arranged and executed to produce thought-provoking
and challenging images, the assorted frames adding a further dimension.
Other photographic works on display include Annie Houston’s computer
generated ‘tongue flower series’ and Malini Vivian’s
untitled abstract works, which to me possess a jewel-like quality, saturated
and vibrant in colour.
Katronia Edrich mixed media paintings are interesting in their combination
of traditional and modern style. They appear to be old worn paintings,
recycled and updated to form an entirely new arrangement and thus conveying
an alternative meaning. Equally, Jemma Egar’s use of pen and paint
on transparent layers is an original and effective concept, while the
minimalist cityscape by Christopher Mills and abstract textual pieces
of Peter Formela demonstrate an already existing style.
On the whole this exhibition shows a new generation of artists producing
work that provides a key balance, offering both originality and uniqueness
in their approach to their art while still appealing to a wide range of