Under the Table
Under The Tabke
Robert Southcott Solo Exhibition
Friday October 9 2009
7pm – 10pm
Neither an apology nor a confession, Robert Southcott's installation Under the Table presents the opportunity to embrace that which is kept hidden. Southcott's clever manipulation of the 47 environment humourously addresses the notion of the illicit, calling on the viewer to rethink the space they find themselves within. The unrepentant underbelly of a table reduces the viewer's physicality and looms with clandestine potential as we are confronted with a glimpse of our own hidden lives.
As a burgeoning designer, Rob Southcott embraces the cavernous space of 47 to produce an exhibition that engages viewers in a way that has not yet been explored in the Gallery. Southcott's work has been featured in numerous international magazines including Frame, Metropolis, and Wallpaper and was recently published in the Independent Design Guide (Thames and Hudson 2009) which showcases innovative products from a new generation of designers. His work can also be seen as part of the Gladstone Hotel's permanent collection.