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French sculptor, Frédéric Daty, will be at Castle Fine Art on Church Alley on Saturday (11th November) between 1pm and 3pm to showcase pieces from his new collection Ombres de Ville. The works will then be on display at the gallery for a further week.
Translating as ‘shadows of the city’ the Ombres de Ville collection is inspired by the intrinsic energy and life force of cities. Daty aims to evoke feelings of nostalgia and modernity through the sculptures, which portray celebrated icons synonymous with Liverpool, such as The Beatles, Albert Docks and the Cathedral.
Attendees of the event will have the opportunity to learn about Daty’s inspirations and techniques, including the essential role light and shadows play in his sculptures and how each individual element is carefully assembled to create volume and perspective.
Venetian appetisers, known as ciccheti in Italian, will also be provided by popular local restaurant, Bacaro.
Speaking ahead of his appearance, Frédéric Daty said: “The tendency to enter a virtual world, with screens everywhere around us, changes the way we see and perceive our environment. My challenge is to show new ways of seeing whilst keeping the ability to touch and feel alive.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the people of Liverpool and seeing how they react to my work. The city is known for its history and culture so there was no doubt that it would always be central to this collection.”
Frances Woodhouse, gallery director for Castle Fine Art, Liverpool, said: “It will be a great pleasure to have Daty himself visit our gallery this weekend to showcase his Liverpool-themed sculptures.
“His unique methods and balance of light and shade really reflect the depth and complexity of his subjects and we can’t wait for visitors to witness it for themselves and appreciate the artwork in person.”
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