Saturday, 19 June 2010
Sun 20th June: Tom Ryling: His Lady Poverty
"His Lady Poverty" is Tom Ryling's final project for his BA Art Practise at Goldsmiths which is on show this weekend and tomorrow. You can board the brand new East London Line to get down to Goldsmiths which is great fun for the novelty and its super quick! A whole new portal to South London has opened up.................which is just great meaning I could make it down to Tom's private view on Thursday.
He has woven a story to be translated from printed text and interpreted in the installation.............. "sculpture" if you will! For example the fiction unfolds to revel that his regular protagonists sew themselves a curtain from an accumulation of their own clothes which Tom has pieced together and you can see hanging here in his space within the exhibition. As circumstances change the characters then bundle their belongings together to make a swift dash from their home that is crumbling around them...........
"Let's get lost, lost in each other's arms
Let's get lost, let them send out alarms
And though they'll think us rather rude
Let's tell the world we're in that crazy mood.
Let's defrost in a romantic mist
Let's get crossed off everybody's list
To celebrate this night we found each other, mmm, let's get lost"
Tom has referenced quotes from Chet Baker and printed the prose within a flyer/fanzine that runs as a lo-fi Xerox instrucion manual to his show............with pin badges made in collaboration with Karlie Shelley a.k.a Pins London..................colour matched by Elisha and I on our grey and red outfits!
If you can't make it to the Goldsmiths campus (the rickety rooms once inhabited by some of the YBA's) you can catch Tom's work sometime soon as he plans to pick up the pieces and plant them in another group show.............
To check out more of Toms multifaceted styled and written work go here and here for Glass Magazine
My fairy Godmother was reading the blog the other day and my wish has been granted .............so if you are at Glastonbury this year you may also catch us on the door of NYC Downlow ............... you have been warned..........