Friday, 25 February 2011
Private tour of Complementary Colours at MerseyBIO
Tuesday the 1st of March at 10am:
Rendezvous at the Victoria Gallery and Museum prior to moving on to MerseyBIO
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Our current exhibition at MerseyBIO which opened on the 9th of February, features microscopic images by Dr Patrick Druggan and screen printed textiles and jewellery from Liverpool based artist, Christine Toh has been very well received by the staff of the companies in the incubator and the visitors at the private view but as MerseyBIO is a secure building on the University Campus, I have been unable to open this show to public view.
I have, by special arrangement, agreed to take a party of 20 around the exhibition on the morning of the 1st of March. I would like you to be part of our group visit, with an opportunity to talk with both exhibitors. As MerseyBIO is very difficult to find, I will meet everyone at 10am in the cafe of the Victoria Gallery and Museum opposite the back of the Catholic Cathedral and walk from there to MerseyBIO which is less than 5 minutes walk away. The VG&M is situated at the top of Brownlow Hill in the Victoria Building, with its distinctive red-brick and clock tower. It is a short walk from the city centre.
I have been art liaison officer for 2Bio Ltd since 2008 with the role of co-ordinating the exhibitions within the incubator but this is the first exhibition where an exhibitor has come from one of the companies housed within the building. The United Nations has declared that the next 12 months will be the Year of Chemistry, so it is appropriate that this show combines Patrick’s highly coloured microscopic images with Christine’s layered textile work in an exploration of colour and dyes. Christine is a former bio-chemist and takes great pleasure in all the technical processes she uses to achieve her colours and patterns. Her use of circles are echoed in Patrick's half tone images where he has manipulated his images of different dyes digitally to produce very minimal, colourful works on canvas.
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