Artist Alex Corina plays musical chairs on Lark Lane
ARTIST Alex Corina, once famed for his “Mona Lennon” mural draped over St George’s Hall, has brought his latest works to "Bohemian" Lark Lane.
Using what he describes as upcycled musical instruments, Corina has called his show Liverpool Philharmonic meets Blackdyke Mill Brass Band, admitting he’s a lover of all things horn.
Also included is his just-completed new random piece "Homage to Marcel Duchamp - The Urinals Revenge" aimed at putting a smile on your face by perhaps taking the piss.
Corina told Liverpool Confidential: “My latest work is music themed with some humour. I seem to have drifted into art meets quirky furniture, meets quirky luminous wall designs. I think it will appeal to folks looking for unusual interior design solutions that add something exclusive to an apartment even a bar or restaurant."
The exhibition includes recycled and upcycled trombones, euphoniums, French horns along with deconstructed and reconstructed furniture with violins creating a "3 legged quartet," a "Duet" and Musical Chairs.
“Recycling is a recurrent theme in my work. It derives from reclaiming and upcycling materials that in the past has included drinks cans, old galvanised dustbins, scrap metal and salvaging musical instruments from school music services,” adds Corina.
He has named a collection of musical chairs after child prodigies, citing as an example Nigel Kennedy Aston Villa supporter and "self styled lout", represented by a violin through a child’s chair growing out of a child’s table and fiery red.
The free exhibition at the Art Works, 33 Lark Lane, runs until the end of February, or as Corina’s poster would have it, until February 31. The gallery is open 12 till 5pm Thurs to Sunday.