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"Gary Webb: Deep Heatt, Reg Laguna"
2004-10-13 until 2004-12-12
UK United Kingdom
Gary Webb's first solo exhibition in a public gallery features a new series of six sculptures. Using a wide range of materials including glass, rubber, marble, metal, plastic and sound, Webb is fascinated by the contemporary urban environment - a world of highly designed interiors comprising restaurants, bars, leisure centres and shopping malls.
Webb's sculpture hovers between abstraction and a subtle form of figuration, creating organic forms that coexist alongside mass-produced elements. The familiarity and vivid sensuality of his materials draw in the viewer, edgily defining our relationship to a world of bewildering consumer choices, hybrid technologies and the desire for material culture.
Gary We! bb was born in 1973 and graduated from Goldsmiths‚ College in 1997. Recent exhibitions: The Moderns, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino (2003); Biennale d‚Art Contemporian de Lyon (2003); Early One Morning, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2002); Ringer, MW Projects, London (2002, solo); Casino 2001, SMAK, Ghent (2001); Nouveau Riche (with Keith Farquhar), The Approach, London (2000); Gary Webb plays Gary Webb, The Approach, London (1998, solo).
Gary Webb: Deep Heat T-Reg Laguna has received generous support from The Henry Moore Foundation and The Elephant Trust. Chisenhale Gallery is funded by Arts Council England.