"Reality? That thing which happens between cups of tea?"

4 Apr 2008 – 10 Apr 2008

Event times

2.30pm till 6.30pm

Cost of entry


Red Gate Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 35, 45, 345, P4
  • Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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An exhibition of works by Richard Barton, Tyson Howard, Gavin Leesam


Exhibition runs from: 5th to 10th of April 2008 Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Sat, Mon - Wed: 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm Last day of the exhibition: Thursday 10th from 11.00 am to 5.00pm "Reality? That thing which happens between cups of tea?" is an exhibition of current sculptural, film and installation works by three young artists from South-West London. As a collective, Richard Barton, Tyson Howard and Gavin Leesam, explore and challenge the functionality of contemporary habitual lifestyles. This collection of work acts as a counterfeit compilation of domestic archetypes. As a viewer, you are invited to question your own perceptions of value, elegance and purpose through the conspicuously familiar. Utilising trade and building materials Richard Barton identifies the regulations by which our urban environment is constructed. Pursuing a minimalist aesthetic and a tangible appreciation for the practical, His work mimics the structural necessities of actual building fabrication and simultaneously investigates the decorative merits of applied vocations. Tyson Howard applies a labour intensive and seemingly obsessive process of repetition to accessible industrial substances in an attempt to cultivate organic forms. Often this animated involvement compromises the original manufacturer intention, altering the status of the constituents. Gavin Leesam crafts bespoke containers, using choice textiles and metal appointments, for sound recordings and relics of popular culture. Gavin endearingly scrutinises the taste of the spectator by capturing and Isolating feigned incidents as an audio or visual contradiction to the works surroundings or dedicated vessels.

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