Claude Parent at the Tate Liverpool
Another favourite part of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, Claude Parent’s La colline de l’art in the Wolfson Gallery on the ground floor at the Tate Liverpool.
Particularly enjoyed the way the light was diffused and altered for works with very reflective surfaces or cases.
I really enjoyed Liechtenstein’s Moonscape, a screenprint on iridescent blue plastic. It seemed smaller and more experimental than his more famous pieces, and more reserved. You walk up a long ramp in Parent’s space to reach the piece and end up viewing it on a raised platform, a dead-end and the highest point in the gallery. That’s where I took the iffy panorama above. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but hopefully it gives an impression of the extent of Parent’s architectural intervention within the space.