This spring, dot-art brings an exhibition of sculpture by acclaimed local artist Faith Bebbington to their new exhibition space at Rex, Liverpool’s first concept store and home to a unique collection of independent retailers, artists and designers, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
Faith Bebbington gained her BA Hons. Degree in Fine Art: Sculpture from Winchester School of Art. She has over twenty years’ experience of creating sculpture, exhibiting and selling work across the UK and Europe, from her studio base in Liverpool. Her work has been commissioned for private, public and corporate settings across the UK by a range of clients including Knowsley Borough Council, The Football Association, the Canal and River Trust and Veolia Environment.
Faith talks about her approach: “My sculptural practice stems partly from being born with mild cerebral palsy – a disability that is almost imperceptible to most people, but has a daily impact on my life and makes me particularly conscious of my own and other people’s physical movements. So I create sculpture that explores the process of movement; from the subtle actions many people take for granted such as being able to balance and simple coordinated movements like walking; to the more energetic actions used by sportspeople and performers.”
“Another aspect of my work is exploring the body in motion, but free of all restrictions like jumping, climbing, swimming, skydiving, free running; it’s the moment in mid-air that interests me most! My sculptures are purposely universal, often genderless figures set in space, so the viewer can focus on the action or movement of the figure.”
“To observe and capture energetic movement I often use dancers and athletes as models to help achieve dynamic sculptural sequences. Several pieces in the exhibition were inspired by studying Liverpool dance company House of Suarez, with their distinctive Vogueography style which has its roots in the subculture of the 1970′s and 80′s gay club scene.”
Faith Bebbington also has close links with Merseyside Dance Initiative and is pleased to showcase her dance inspired sculpture during the Leap Dance festival.
Please call 0845 017 6660 or see http://www.dot-art.co.uk/ for more information. All work is for sale and admission is free.