OUTPUT gallery is excited to present work by Katherine Dereli in our first exhibition to exclusively show paintings. In the past, visitors to OUTPUT have requested more painting exhibitions so we reached out to the artist because she demonstrates a strong painting practice that we feel many could engage with. The artist originally studied Fine Art, then trained and worked in 3D modelling and visualisation, before returning to her art practice. She now makes painting, sculpture, ceramics and drawings. For this exhibition, Dereli presents a selection of paintings that were mostly produced through the #paintingaday challenge the artist has been keeping up with online.
Dereli’s approach to painting is informed by her background in drawing as a way to understand structure, which goes on to influence how she sculpts too. The artist paints from life rather than photographs because, she writes, ’I want someone looking at what I do to be closer to the raw perception. I want what I work on to be more like how things look to me than how photographs of things look.’ She aims to create artwork that is loaded with her own subjective experience but also gives enough space for the viewer to make their own connection with the subject.
The gallery is accessible via four steps, and we have a wheelchair ramp that can be requested by pressing the bell outside our front door. We share bathroom facilities with the Kazimier Gardens next door who have recently fitted a wheelchair accessible bathroom that can be used during their opening hours. Outside of that, we have an agreement with the Premier Inn for visitors at OUTPUT to use their accessible facilities.
32 Seel St, Liverpool