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Tom Gidley, Gene's for Understanding, 2016, oil on ceramic

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Tom Gidley, Gene's for Understanding, 2016, oil on ceramic

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Tom Gidley, Gene's for Understanding, 2016, oil on ceramic

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Tom Gidley, U + I = Parade, 2016

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Tom Gidley, U + I = Parade, 2016

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Tom Gidley, Ruthless Units I & II, 2016, glazed ceramic

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Tom Gidley, U + I = Parade, 2016

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Tom Gidley, Figure in a Landscape, 2016, oil on ceramic

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Tom Gidley, U + I = Parade, 2016

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Tom Gidley, Emoticon, 2014, glazed ceramic

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Tom Gidley, Thinking Vs Feeling, 2016, oil on ceramic

U + I = Parade
Tom Gidley

16 April – 8 May 2016

Fri-Sun, 12-5pm or by appointment

Preview: 7–9:30pm, 15 April 2016

Rhubaba is excited to present an exhibition of new ceramic work by London-based artist Tom Gidley. Tom has been working with Rhubaba over the past year to produce a new body of work, which will be shown for the first time in U + I = Parade.

Tom explores the materiality of clay, surface and paint to create playful juxtapositions and unexpected relationships between objects. His works are visually abstract, but use titling to complicate the abstraction by suggesting possible forms. He exploits the materiality of clay, and our innate pareidolia to explore the way we read and make sense of the visual by way of language.

Tom Gidley was born in Birmingham, UK, 1968 and currently lives and works in London. Selected exhibitions include The Birmingham Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2015; A Point of Signification at Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, 2015; New Order II at Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014 and Selected By at Limoncello, London, 2014. Tom’s first novel Stunning Lofts was published by Metronome Press in 2005 and he has since completed his second novel.

Events

 

 

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Verbal Description Workshop with Caroline Dawson

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Verbal Description Workshop with Caroline Dawson

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Verbal Description Workshop with Caroline Dawson

 

 

Verbal Description Workshop

Saturday 30 April 2016, 10-4pm

A verbal description workshop with Caroline Dawson who specialises in the verbal interpretation of artworks for those with visual impairments. Exploring U + I = Parade through touch, sound and language, participants will produce an alternative interpretation guide to the exhibition.

We ask for a £3 donation on the door of the workshop, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places can be booked via Eventbrite.

Sue Tompkins, Off Strip!, 2016, Live performance, Duration 15 mins Live performance at Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

Sue Tompkins, Off Strip!, 2016, Live performance, Duration 15 mins. Live performance at Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

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Sue Tompkins

Thursday 5 May 2016, 6pm

 

Exploring the way language and sounds shape our understanding of what we see and experience, Rhubaba and Tom Gidley were pleased to present a performance by Sue Tompkins to accompany Tom’s exhibition U + I = Parade.

Taking place amongst Tom’s new body of ceramic works, Sue performed Off Strip!, a new performance in reaction to the structures, colours, materials and imagery in the show.

Through her spoken word performances, Sue distorts the meaning of everyday borrowed words and phrases by playing with the vocalised and physical structure of language.

Doors open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm, prompt.