'A CALL ACROSS ROOMS': Araminta Blue, Amy Beager, Barbara Alegre, David Brian Smith, David Rhys Jones, Daniel MacCarthy, Hugo Harris, Hannah Lim, Louis Appleby, Luke Burton

13 August - 5 September 2021

A Call Across Rooms

Liliya Art Gallery is pleased to present ‘A Call Across Rooms’, a group exhibition featuring ten artists working with painting and sculpture. The work exhibited offers an intriguing insight into the artists’ immediate surroundings; quiet glimpses of everyday life, remote essences of familiar things which then become a conduit for subjectivity and symbolism.

Calling to mind impressions of half remembered, misremembered images from the past, the work exists on the fringes of memory and nostalgia where ideas of folklore, the unknown, science fiction and the supernatural mesh together. Through an ongoing process of observation, mediating lived experience with the assimilation of images, fiction and encounters with the digital world, the work moves further away from reality. Images are found, manipulated, photoshopped, drawn, repainted until eventually the work exists in a world between the familiar and the unfamiliar.

When our immediate surroundings become a place for the repetitive or even mundane, especially apparent and inescapable during COVID 19 and the numerous lockdowns, the ‘everyday’ can become something seemingly confining or limiting. The work exhibited invites a way of looking at the world, piecing together various sources and recollections to create a new, quietly strange reality where the ‘everyday’ is poetic and ever expanding, and fiction is not an escape, but rather, a form of relating.
  • Araminta Blue, Wuther, 2021
    Araminta Blue
    Wuther, 2021
    Oil on Canvas
    200x150cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Barbara Alegre, Naigo, 2020
    Barbara Alegre
    Naigo, 2020
    Oil on re-stretched canvas
    130x90cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Barbara Alegre, The Right Words, 2020
    Barbara Alegre
    The Right Words, 2020
    Oil on perforated linen
    40x25cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Barbara Alegre, Unfold, 2020
    Barbara Alegre
    Unfold, 2020
    Oil on re-strech canvas
    40x40cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Daniel MacCarthy, Something there badly not wrong, 2021
    Daniel MacCarthy
    Something there badly not wrong, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    195x135
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Daniel MacCarthy, Agony in the alley, 2016-2020
    Daniel MacCarthy
    Agony in the alley, 2016-2020
    Oil on Panel (Framed)
    15x40cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Daniel MacCarthy, Gutter Press, 2021
    Daniel MacCarthy
    Gutter Press, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    90x120cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Hugo Harris and Hannah Lim, David and Goliath , 2021
    Hugo Harris and Hannah Lim
    David and Goliath , 2021
    Wax, MDF and Concrete
    160 x 20 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • David Brian Smith, Night Returns to Us, 2021
    David Brian Smith
    Night Returns to Us, 2021
    Oil on paper with gold leaf
    32 x 43 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • David Brian Smith, Mills descend riders gallop, 2021
    David Brian Smith
    Mills descend riders gallop, 2021
    Oil on paper with gold leaf
    32 x 43 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • David Brian Smith, Sands sing, branches wander, 2021
    David Brian Smith
    Sands sing, branches wander, 2021
    Oil on paper
    32 x 43 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • David Rhys Jones, Brick Lane, 2021
    David Rhys Jones
    Brick Lane, 2021
    Welded steel with enamel image
    25x 4cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • David Rhys Jones, Spring, Montacute
    David Rhys Jones
    Spring, Montacute
    Welded Steel and vitreous enamel on steel
    15,5cmx8.5x5cm
    Number 2 of limited edition 3
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Luke Burton, Fountain Support Scheme, 2020
    Luke Burton
    Fountain Support Scheme, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    150x120cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • László Von Dohnányi, A Plant with a Flower , 2021
    László Von Dohnányi
    A Plant with a Flower , 2021
    Oil on Canvas
    60x45cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • László Von Dohnányi, A Green Frog in a net, 2021
    László Von Dohnányi
    A Green Frog in a net, 2021
    Oil on Canvas
    60x45cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Louis Appleby, Untitled, 2021
    Louis Appleby
    Untitled, 2021
    Oil on Wood Panel
    40 x 50 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Louis Appleby, Untitled, 2021
    Louis Appleby
    Untitled, 2021
    Oil on wood panel
    40 x 50 cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Amy Beager, Fade , 2021
    Amy Beager
    Fade , 2021
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    51x 76cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Amy Beager, Blue Bow, 2021
    Amy Beager
    Blue Bow, 2021
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    80x60cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery
  • Amy Beager, Saint Valentine, 2021
    Amy Beager
    Saint Valentine, 2021
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    42x59cm
    Courtesy of Liliya Art Gallery