Kif Gallery, Parr Street
2nd-23rd July 2004, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-4pm
Sue Milburn, Colin Serjent, Michelle Burrows, Jamie Kenton, Leon Jaquman,
Set in the cosy and relaxed ambience of Parr Street’s new Kif Gallery,
a talented group of local artists display their wares for what should
be the delight of the viewing public. Although one of the main organisers
is a colleague at Nerve magazine, this is a genuinely exciting
parade of creative ability that merits a visit from anyone who is interested
in the visual arts.
‘Heaven’s Tears of Joy’ by Jamie Kenton is a powder
blue dreamscape, where angels weep and sprinkle the earth with their musical
tears. Michelle Burrows’ magazine mosaic ‘Whats On T.V.’
is a snapshot of millennial pop culture, where football and war as video
game mingle with Richard & Judy and a host of celebrated nonentities.
In ‘Repose’ by Colin Serjent, an elegant woman stands sadly
as layered textures perhaps suggest fractured memories. Besides these,
there are several other pieces by these artists and their collaborators,
each deserving examination and praise.
For its debut exhibition, Red Dot has brought together a vibrant and
intriguing collection, and despite the fact the exhibits are never obvious
they are very much worth the effort. There is a diversity in terms of
media used, but the vivid, colourful edge to almost all the pieces makes
it a spectacular feast for the eyes.
Red Dot are scheduled to stage an exhibition during the Liverpool Arts
Biennial and then at the Quiggins Centre in November, which will include
the work of 15 artists.