Leo Fitzmaurice

Between You and Me and Everything Else
29 September 2018 – 17 March 2019
This exhibition has finished

Free entry

About this exhibition 

As part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme, Liverpool-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice created an assembly of portraits within Room 9 at the Gallery.  



 The artist gathered together artworks from both the Arts Council Collection and National Museums Liverpool’s own collections, with a painting from the Lady Lever Art Gallery called Psamathe (1879-80) by Frederic, Lord Leighton as a key work in the exhibition. This image showed a female nude from behind, and the subject appears to be looking out to the sea in front of her. Fitzmaurice expanded upon this “tone of inquisitiveness in the world beyond” through a selection of works dictated by the direction in which the sitters seemed to be looking. More than 30 portraits by artists including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Milena Dragicevic, Ken Kiff, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky and Philip Sutton featured in the exhibition. 

Leo Fitzmaurice said: “Almost always, in my work, I try to frame the everyday and the overlooked in a new light. I would think an artwork successful if the work could give the feeling of encountering something familiar for the first time.”


Supplicant 101 (detail), 2008, Milena Dragicevic. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist, courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna




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Leo Fitzmaurice: Between You and Me and Everything Else is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England. @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartner