Tim Noble and Sue Webster have taken their “20 Modern Classics” on the road to the Triumph Gallery in Moscow.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Spinning Heads in Reverse, painted bronze, 2006.
It is the first time that the pair have exhibited in Russia and they have made the most of the trip. Several pieces that highlight Noble and Webster’s preoccupation with the silhouette are on display including the figure ground reversal exercise of “Spinning Heads in Reverse” (above) and the more traditional shadow work found in “Untitled (Rat and Trap)” (below). Through these well established techniques, the artists encourage their audience to question their instincts and look harder.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Untitled (Rat and Trap), welded metal and light projector, 2005.
“Scarlett” (below) stands apart from the contour related works. Mechanical toys and other deposits hum and chatter on the surface of a workbench. The installation calls to attention the awkwardly nefarious view that children have toward adulthood.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Scarlett, workbench table, studio detritus, taxidermy animals, mechanical assemblages, electric motors, urine, theatre blood, cooking oil, peanut butter, 2006.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
20 Modern Classics
22 September – 9 October 2009
i totally agree with you, that “Scarlett” greatly resembles something made by a team of children.