WHATS ON: Liverpool – Next Stop New York | View Two Gallery | 7 – 31 August 2015

Liverpool: Next Stop New YorkA new exhibition exploring the links between Liverpool and New York will be opening at the View Two Gallery on Friday 7th August 2015. Showing as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival Commissions for 2015, Liverpool: Next Stop New York will look at how the special relationship of these famous cities was enhanced by a love and appreciation of Black American music and culture from the 1940s onwards.

Highlights of the show include an exclusively commissioned sculpture by Mike Badger (The La’s) and original paintings by Horace Panter (The Specials). The exhibition also features work by acclaimed artists Dudley Edwards, Pete McKee, Low Coney and The Studio of Ezra, across a range of media including painting, collage, sculpture, and photography.

This will be complemented by a range of archive photography documenting this fascinating period, with contribution from original Cunard Yanks and selections from various archives, including the Liverpool Echo, International Slavery Museum, and National Museums Liverpool.

There will be additional historical photography featured in the show as well, such as shots of L8 by Tricia Porter (recently shown at The Bluecoat), Steve Howe, unseen photographs from Earthbeat by Roger Sinek, and images from Mark McNulty’s personal collection from the mid-80s to early 90s.

A series of eight exclusively commissioned portraits by Liverpool-based photographer Robin Clewley will be on display for the first time as well, featuring some of the key contributors to the Next Stop New York project.

Selected images will also be exhibited at Sefton Park Palmhouse from Friday 28th until Monday 31st August 2015 as part of the Liverpool: Next Stop New York Exploration.

Friday 7 – Monday 31 August 2015
Friday and Saturday 12pm – 5pm (At all other times by appointment)

View Two Gallery
23 Mathew Street
L2 6RE

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