This work is by Jim Lambie, and makes a perfect introduction to the colourful presentation of the exhibition. There were several pieces of work which attracted me in the body of the exhibition, but first I want to describe three displays. Two are within the Summer Exhibition, and one is in a suite of rooms alongside.
In the past few years I have become an ardent admirer of the work of William Kentridge, and one room is set aside completely for several trees of his. The one above is Composite Tree, The Sympathetic Tree. His drawings are on found pages, and co-incidentally the other particular display is of discovered pages.
Tom Phillips wanted to find a book that would provide him with a basis for work as rework. He has twice altered the pages of A Human Document in the project now called A Humament. I first encountered the initial alteration, and am always thoroughly delighted to see the individual gems that are each and every page.
Tom Phillips: A Humument P.41 Piccadilly Girl
Tom Phillips: A Humument P.154 Our Excellent Exodus
Tom Phillips: A Humument P.6 The Man as Photograph
Coincidentally, Alisa Golden's blog shows her contribution to a competition to alter pages from the same book that is to be judged by Tom Phillips.
Eileen Cooper: Trapeze II
The third display, Hide and Seek, is a separate collection of drawings by Eileen Cooper in three side rooms. There are also works by Cooper in the Summer Exhibition. I have enjoyed Cooper's figures for several years, and so I was delighted to find another (!) book to add to my reading list: Eileen Cooper, Between the Lines.