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Peter Liversidge: Interstate

Peter Liversidge: Interstate

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Edition of 10

Interstate is a true-to-scale American roadsign produced using (federal approved) US Interstate Green which was only made available to the public a couple of years ago. The font, also called Interstate, is scaled down proportionately to the scale of the work; the reflective material enables viewing at night. The work comes ready with wall fixings. ‘Interstate’ can be mounted on poles and can also be exhibited outdoors.

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About the Edition

Peter Liversidge began painting the barren landscapes of the American Midwest after studying film in Montana in 1994. Though he never visited The North Montana Plains, his watercolours, text and sound pieces produced over the last few years have referenced the region, an imaginary location he never managed to see.
Interstate is a true-to-scale American roadsign produced using (federal approved) US Interstate Green which was only made available to the public a couple of years ago. The font, also called Interstate, is scaled down proportionately to the scale of the work; the reflective material enables viewing at night. The work comes ready with wall fixings. ‘Interstate’ can be mounted on poles and can also be exhibited outdoors.
Like my other watercolours and text pieces on the North Montana Plains, a real place which I never visited, ‘Interstate’ is a piece about regret, imagination and hope. It was born out of the fact that although it was only a days drive away, I never went there. The sign to a place I never saw makes it a place I can always imagine. At the same time it points to possibilities in the future, and reminds me of a trip I might one day make.

Additional Information

Weight 5.12 kg
Dimensions 132 x 17 x 10.5 cm
Edition Size

10

Materials

Aluminium (3mm), stove enamel, reflective materials, fixings

Date

2001

Peter Liversidge’s work is widely held in collections including the British Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery Archive and the Government Art Collection.

Recent solo exhibitions of Liversidge’s work include ‘Doppelganger’, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh in 2013; and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2011).

Shows in 2014 include: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; i8 Gallery, Reykjavic, Iceland; The MAC, Belfast; Basis, Frankfurt, Germany.

Recent projects and publications include: ‘Proposals for Liverpool’, The Fifth Floor, Tate Liverpool (2008); ‘Proposals for Barcelona’, Centre d’Art Santa Monica (2008); ‘Proposals for Brussels’, with the British Council for the Europalia Festival (2007); a commission for COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE, London (June, 2009); and several substantial commissions.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.peterliversidge.com