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Private View: Tom Gallant, ‘A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down’

12th March 2015
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Opening Preview: Wednesday March 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Darbyshire, 19-23 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

Darbyshire is proud to present an exhibition of Tom Gallant’s latest series of graphite drawings alongside a papier-peint installation.

Gallant appropriates images and motifs that connect to man’s inhumanity and its influence on visual culture. Research for a museum project in Manchester has led him to focus on the parallels in the construction of Britain and Germany’s national identities; forged through the culture of Romanticism, folk art and mythology.  The drawings depict the historical appropriation of this strong iconography to carry through the Third Reich’s ideology: The portraits of fifteen key members of the ruling party disappear into fifteen Teutonic landscapes.

Darbyshire’s longstanding work with Tom Gallant has often involved technical and creative collaborations to support the artist’s visions.  His new series of intricate drawings and their frames exemplifies the potential to change the craft into a joint conceptual framework.

By appointment, March 26 – May 1st, 2015.  Email alexandra@darbyshire.uk.com

Sales Enquiries: Mark Sanders at mark@mark-sanders-art-consultancy.com  /+44 7956 165 969

For more information visit: www.tom-gallant.com

Tom Gallant and Darbyshire would like to thank Brighton Gin for its generous sponsorship of a tree is best measured when it is down.

All images copyright Tom Gallant, 2015.

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