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.