GIVEN PLACE

September 13, 2008 - September 20, 2008

Tom Sander
Luke W. Moody


Given Place brings together new work by Luke W. Moody and Tom Sander. Devised in response to shared interests between both artists concerning the relationship between self and environment, the exhibition explores notions of human agency in relation to habitat.

Luke W. Moody will exhibit an installation of wooden structures suspended from the gallery ceiling. The works connote the designatory power of �natural� sources in the formation of place as a site of habitual activity and locus. Mimicking both the spire of a church and the searching dowsing crystal, blurring distinctions of magic, ritual site and organised religious establishments, the objects in stasis also appear to be directional arrows marking out points, places within and beneath the space.

In a departure from recent work that has focused mainly on ephemeral and site responsive sculptural installations, Tom Sander will show a series of new wall-based assemblages that aim both to depict and evoke the act of material engagement within a given place, and the idea (rather than the fact) of the body in space. Often using found images � of rupture, rebuilding, and improvisation � to re-frame and amplify the process of physical interaction with site, the work proposes isolated situations of man-made collapse, play and overload with its attendant moments of collaged and incidental beauty and confusion.

Tom Sander lives and works in Glasgow. He studied sculpture and environmental art at Glasgow School of Art. During 2007 he had a solo show at the Assembly Gallery, Glasgow, as well as participating in group exhibitions in Glasgow, Leeds and Beijing.

Luke W. Moody graduated from fine art at Middlesex University and is currently studying anthropology at Goldsmiths College. Earlier this year, he exhibited in the exhibition Pure Drawing at Ferreira Projects, London.