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Peter Liversidge

Ingleby Gallery | Carlton Terrace

Peter Liversidge experiments with what he describes as the “notion of creativity.” For the past several years, his exhibitions have been centered on the practice of writing proposals for artworks and performances, some to be realized and some not. To commence, the artist sits at his kitchen table, typing a group of one-page proposals on an old manual typewriter, over a predetermined period of time. In most instances, the markings from any corrections are left visible. The proposals for each exhibition are made into books with such titles as Festival Proposals (2006); Proposals for Barcelona (2007); Bloomberg Proposals (2009); and now Ingleby Proposals (2009).

For the Ingleby Gallery exhibition “The Thrill of It All” (a title from Proposal No. 132), Liversidge wrote 160 proposals to Richard and Florence Ingleby “[s]tarting no sooner than 14th November and finishing no later than 20th December

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