Curated by UNIT Projects
Tom Smith was selected as Artist in Residence in Aug/Sep 2015 and sited at Abingdon Studios.
Smith’s practice looks at the loyalty of images to their subjects. The market, atemporality, and a desire for narrative contribute to his investigation of fidelity. Employing different techniques and strategies, television and cinema trivia are recurring subject matter; describing these peculiarities as screen bleed, he highlights the moments when images supplant the subjects they represent.
Smith developed a presentation of new works while undertaking the residency, under the title Stolen Tear.
Tom Smith (b1981, Peterborough).
Tom studied at the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins.
Exhibitions include, ‘Vulcan Point’, Embassy Gallery; ʻAdmitting The Flatsʼ, Open File, MK Gallery; ʻAmen Brotherʼ, Grand Union; and ʻBroken Replicaʼ, Stanley Picker Gallery.
image courtesy of Tom Smith; Some Mistakes are Judged Differently to Others, 2015.