Rachel Whiteread & Robert Burns' Breakfast Table
from: Saturday 28th July
until: Thursday 9th August 2007
During the exhibition the gallery will be open everyday from 10am - 5pm.
Please join us for a Bloody Mary at the Private View on Saturday 28th July from 12 til 3pm.
Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) is internationally renowned as one of the greatest British artists of her generation. Casting familiar objects in raw materials such as plaster, rubber, concrete and resin, she transforms them into monuments to absent owners, and the traces of their anonymous lives. Whiteread is still perhaps best known in the UK for 'House', a concrete cast of an entire Victorian Terrace in London's East End that she completed in 1993 and which was controversially demolished shortly after. By "turning the world inside out" through her casting process, Whiteread's objects become at once familiar and strange, both unnervingly intimate and quietly neutral.
Poet Robert "Rabbie" Burns (1759 - 1796) is widely held to be one of the greatest of literary figures in Scotland and his life and work is still celebrated every year on 25th January with Burns Night, at which is traditionally recited his 'Address to a Haggis'. Poems and songs for which Burns remains well known today include "Auld Lang Syne", "To a Mouse" and "A Man's a Man for A' That".
This exhibition will present a recent sculpture from Whiteread's own collection and a group of new works on paper, alongside an object with it's own very specific history: Robert Burn's breakfast table.
Images of the exhibition will be on our website from 28 July.
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The gallery viewing room is currently installed with recent works by: David Austen, David Batchelor, Anna Barriball, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Susan Derges, Callum Innes, Peter Liversidge and Richard Long.
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