The Plastically Parroting
Fri 14 November — Sat 29 November 2014
“Now, a blunt hooked shut beak is held here, lodged in a draughty gap between two long floorboards that are nailed, painted, and spattered with spirits. Outstretched wings point proudly, gesticulating skywards… Dotted eyes stare sideways…”
In his latest exhibition, featuring all new work, Toby Christian transforms our Intermedia Gallery into an immersive installation site, with text and interactive concrete sculpture located under a newly created ceiling. The Plastically Parroting was designed specifically for Intermedia, responding directly and creatively to the space, and is composed of as-yet unseen pieces. Join the artist for a free informal preview event on Friday 14 November.
Toby graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2012, and was awarded the Gold Medal. Recent solo exhibitions include A Belgian Fence, RH Contemporary Art, New York (2014), and The Tread and the Rise, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, (2013). Recent group exhibitions include Quiz, Galeries Poirel; Nancy, curated by Robert Stadler and Alexis Vaillant (2014); Disappearance, NAM project, Milan (2013) and Unseen Blows, Seventeen, London (2012). In 2012 he gave a reading titled his articular lung at Waterstones Piccadilly, and in 2013, Measures, a ninety-six page book of his writing, was published by Koenig Books.