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Solo show: Ruth Claxton / Gallery II (over)

4 October 2008 until 19 November 2008
  Ruth Claxton / Gallery II
Ruth Claxton, Postcard, (Portrait of a Boy), 2008
  Ingleby Gallery

Ingleby Gallery
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Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DL
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Gallery II: RUTH CLAXTON (4 October - 19 November) | BILLBOARD for EDINBURGH: MARK WALLINGER (to October 31)

Ruth Claxtons second solo exhibition in Scotland will present a small group of 9 postcards, previously shown at the Barber Institute in Birmingham earlier this year. Working with found postcards souvenirs of artworks that become artworks themselves she slices into their surfaces to create three-dimensional patterns that at once entice and frustrate the viewer by partially obliterating their subjects.

Claxton is concerned with ways of seeing, what can be perceived, and what may be beyond comprehension. Her current touring exhibition Lands End, considers these ideas through a site-specific installation of found ceramic figurines arranged atop configurations of myriad mirrored pedestals, their heads disappearing beneath dazzling clouds of plasticine and glitter. Ruth Claxton: Lands End opened at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in April 2008 and tours to: Oriel Davies Gallery (11 Oct-29 Nov); Spike Island, Bristol (Jan 31 - Mar 15 09) and Grundy Gallery, Blackpool (Mar-Apr 09).

Ruth Claxton is represented by Arquebuse, Geneva.

Photograph: Stuart Whipps

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