The Guardian Guide

The following review of my exhibition at Huyton appeared in the Guardian Guide on Saturday February 16th.

Liam Spencer Huyton

The Manchester impressionist Liam Spencer shows recent paintings of his beloved north-west. This shouldn’t work, but it does: borrowing the flamboyancy of 19th century impressionism from the sun-drenched landscapes of southern France and adapting it to the streets of Manchester and Merseyside. A backstreet carwash, a concrete flyover, any old cul-de-sac: Spencer imbues them all with an atmospheric vibrancy that demonstrates that impressionism remains a wonderfully evocative way of apprehending the world. Robert Clarke

Huyton Gallery, Mon 18 to May 11

Published: March 21, 2008
Category: Reviews