AboutAna Cade: Mountains and Valleys
Arena Studios and Gallery, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool
Preview: Thursday 4th July, 6pm-9pm
Opening dates and times: Friday 5th July Saturday 6th July and Thursday 11th July Saturday 13th July 1pm5pm and viewing by appointment.
Exploring the possibilities of contemporary illustration and print, Artist Ana Cade presents a folded paper installation of traditional screen print, paper sculpture and moving image. The installation plays with aggressive humour and suggestive illustration, responding to Cade's views on the breakdown of communication between humans and the natural planet and the distance we have put between ourselves and our animalistic instincts. Forms symbolic of ritual treasure are suspended in an otherworldly cave of light and ink. Masked figures and long tendriled insects co-habit geometry in their worship of the sun and the moon.
Ana is an emerging practitioner in the field of sculpture, illustration and traditional print making techniques. She graduated from Liverpool JMU in 2010 with a degree in illustration and has since been creating work that is concerned with themes surrounding the geometry and patterns in nature, femininity, sexuality and fantasy. Cade uses drawing, print and sculpture as a therapeutic process to explore colour, pattern and textures. Working with varied mediums such as paper and wood, she creates otherworldly imagery illustrating people, creatures and natural form.