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Toby Christian
Toby Christian's artwork gesticulates back at itself, pretence is one of his starting points. Central to his practice is the art of artifice. The materials he employs range from joke shop props, to materials one might expect of art, such as wood, stone, or bronze. In an age where the copy has lost its original, other preoccupations include the status of the handmade and the artist as virtuoso.

For this exhibition, Christian displays three works. Meteor is a single pencil line drawn on an otherwise untouched sheet of white paper, preserved within a white frame. A short line quickly wears out, representing the meteor, a stone that has become incandescent as a result of friction. Hollow Torch is a painted bronze sculpture of a modelled torch shape. The torch is placed face down on a white plinth, trapping a hidden dark space inside the sculpture. The third work, A Carving of a Rock is Christian's attempt to remake stone by shaping one himself, from stone. The sculpture implies an effort to make finite a material that always comes from a larger amount.

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You know, I know, He knows, We know @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
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Ross Downes @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
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Jimp @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
Jimp @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
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Tom Crawford @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
Tom Crawford @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
Toby Christian @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
Toby Christian @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
Toby Christian @ aeroplastics - Sept. 20th > Nov. 8th 2008
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