Chris Steele-Perkins, The Pleasure Principle- Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
A great new photographic exhibition is on at the brand new Open Eye Gallery down at Mann Island is on at the moment. Sharing the same name as the recent Magritte exhibition at Tate Liverpool, this is an exhibition of photographs showing what the social landscape was like in 1980’s Britain.
As someone who was a young man in the 1980’s it brought back memories of hooray Henry’s, yuppies and what it was like socializing in the nightclubs of the day.
Although not overtly political it shows the real difference in social class of the time and how public that was. My favourite photo is a scene on Blackpool beach, working class people on holiday with a dog peeing on a windbreak! It says it all. Chris Steele Perkins is a Magnum photographer, his works illustrates the public rituals across class in Britain. This was never more noticeable than during the Thatcher years.
Get down to the great new Open Eye Gallery for this and other great exhibitions.
The gallery is open from 10-30am to 5-00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance free.
For more information contact the gallery on;
0151 236 6768