Go Pink 08

Charity Art Exhibition
Group Exhibition of Local Artists exploring the colour PINK in support of The Linda McCartney Centre
Contemporary Urban Centre, 41-51 Greenland Street, L1
2nd July - extended to 10th August

Reviewed by Alice Lenkiewicz

I wandered into the Contemporary Urban Centre, based in Greenland Street, Liverpool, to see Go Pink 08. I thought it was a good idea for local artists and personalities from radio and television to donate their artworks in support of breast cancer awareness and The Linda McCartney Centre. Overall the exhibition was a varied mixture of images and mediums created with tones, textures and colours of PINK.

I particularly enjoyed the Anthony Gormley statues photographed at Crosby beach, which had been dressed in pink attire, ranging from T shirts to cardigans and skirts. I thought this was quite a good idea and drew attention to the breast awareness campaign using gender and clothing to make you think.

Alison Carling's paintings 'Blue' and 'One in Six Women' all showed a rather graphic but intense view of facial expressions painted simply and in a bold style on white canvas.

Other works included mixed media, oil painting and sculpture.

Alex Corina's, sculpture, 'Musical chairs- unfinished Symphony' was a feast for the eye, a pink trailing stack of chairs reaching for the ceiling intercepted by pink violins. I very much enjoyed this.

Textiles were included in such works by Rowena Arden, a beautiful dye print and stitch on cotton and silk. And 'Flush of pink' by Tracy Lewis explored mixed media in an unusual and exciting way, using a range of natural materials to create a huge pink sculptured flower, interesting in its texture and pleasing to the eye.

Overall, well worth a visit if you want to see some original artwork by a variety of artists as well as supporting a recognised and important charity.

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