Peter Liversidge is an artist who is not easily defined. Using a wide range of techniques and influences, Liversidge’s work could be said to ‘aspirational lo-fi performance/
He is perhaps best known for the clumsy, quickly made cardboard versions of luxury goods such as Cartier watches or Prada handbags. Other works see him at the other end of the aspirational scale, handing out ‘Limited Edition’ Hotdogs or free shots of gin at various events.
Liversidge also has an ongoing list of ever more impractical offsite proposals such as releasing wolves into Birmingham city centre, freezing over the Mersey or lighting up Edinburgh’s Arthurs Seat.
Another ongoing series sees Liversidge obsessed with Montana, a place he has never visited, but which appears in many of his sculptures and paintings, either as papier-mâché
A little piece of Montana, or thoughts of Montana will be coming to Swansea when Liversidge talks at the Glynn Vivian about his varied projects in the form of the words ‘Montana Forever’, embossed on banknotes in the bookshop till.
Glynn Vivian’s Gordon Dalton explains that ‘Peter’s work is all about aspiration, about wanting something, or wanting to go there, but not quite having the physical means to do so. It’s about possibility and the simple joy of thinking ‘what is that all about?’
All talks and exhibitions at the Gallery are free. Visit http://www.swansea.gov.uk/
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