Seeing in a new season with colour and scenes of sunshine, this new exhibition at dot-art brings together a selection of artworks from dot-art artists as a group show; landscapes, photographic collages and sun filled scenes that tell us spring has sprung.

This exhibition helps us look forward to brighter times with an optimistic air despite recent worldwide events. Colourful and using nature as a muse, this collection of works can provide some respite and the promise that better days are coming.

You will find original landscapes by artists such as Simon Cooper who has recently broadened his work by introducing more colour to his practice, shown in these skyline diptychs; or Clare Wrench’s layered flashes of colour that build up her scenes looking over the Manchester Ship Canal or a Lighthouse on a distant shore.

Bexy takes an abstract view of the theme and uses photographic collage in his practice to create these dreamy soft scenes with hidden figures and textures within the worlds.

Ali Hunter’s pen and ink illustration of the ‘Bluecoat at Dusk’ sends light bouncing off this Grade I listed treasure in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.

Other artists in the show deliver views of more traditional calming sunsets that are always a serotonin hit, for example Steve Bayley creates a trio of suns in different states from rising, falling to breaking through in a harmonised pastel palette.

Mark Nelson leads viewers on a path through his paintings, merging the foreground of his work into the gallery, he invites you to walk a path across a sun-bleached field or through a mass of sunflowers.

Find all these interpretations and more as part of Sunrise / Sunset and enjoy being transported to warmer settings and get a sense of the beauty, resilience and optimism nature has to offer.

Join us for the Private View of the exhibition on Thursday 24 March from 5pm-7pm.

The dot-art Gallery can be found at 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX (just 5 minutes walk from Liverpool One). Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm

 The exhibition runs 25 March – 21 May 2022.

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