Approved: 13.07.2017

Tori Day

Artist, Curator, Gallerist

Approved: 13.07.2017

My work is concerned with what Norman Bryson terms ‘looking at the overlooked’: small, humble objects, some of them family heirlooms, but most collected from antique shops, flea markets and car boot sales. I am particularly drawn to objects that carry with them the marks of their past: the dented, scratched, chipped, rusty and careworn.

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Artist Statement

My work is concerned with what Norman Bryson terms ‘looking at the overlooked’: small, humble objects, some of them family heirlooms, but most collected from antique shops, flea markets and car boot sales. I am particularly drawn to objects that carry with them the marks of their past: the dented, scratched, chipped, rusty and careworn.

I position my objects as if they were silent players on a stage – lighting is a key part of the arrangement and I use it to convey a particular aura and to give each ‘actor’ as much presence as possible.

I use the tropes of still life painting, yet I prefer to think of these paintings as portraits of things, a celebration of their unknown history, of the countless unseen hands through which they have passed. Things that might be about to divulge all their secrets about when, and what, and who.

My work is in private collections throughout the UK, and in the US, Canada and South Africa.

 

 

CV & Education

Tori Day

Website  www.toridayart.co.uk

Email      [email protected]

Education

2016          MA Fine Art, University of Brighton

2008          Foundation Diploma Fine Art, Central Saint Martins

1997          MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Gallery exhibitions 

2020           Liz May: A Personal Perspective (selected by Liz May) – APT Gallery, London

2019           Autumn – 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, Brighton

                   One Final Fling – Studio One Gallery, London

2018           There Must Be a Song that Doesn’t Remind Me of You – 35 North Contemporary Fine                     Art, Brighton

                   Jo Mama’s Alphabet Show – Studio One Gallery, London

                   Winter Show – Cameron Contemporary Gallery, Hove

2017            Sluice Biennial Art Fair – Sluice Gallery, London

                    All Square – Cameron Contemporary Gallery, Hove

                    Creekside Open II – APT Gallery, London (selected by Alison Wilding)

                    Creekside Open I – APT Gallery, London (selected by Jordan Baseman)

                    Painting [Now] – Studio One Gallery, London

2016           Paper Cuts – Transition Gallery, London

                   Dixon’s Gavel Bash – Naked Eye Gallery, Hove

                   Disjecta Membra – Studio One Gallery, London

                   MA Show – University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton

                   MA and Other Postgraduates – The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2015          Never Let Me Go – Studio One Gallery, London

                   Concrete Whispers @ Sluice_2015 Art Fair, London

                   HEADS – Studio One Gallery, London

                   MA Interim Show – University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton

                   Creekside Open – APT Gallery, London (selected by Richard Deacon)

2014          MA and Other Postgraduates – The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

                  Wash – Resort Gallery, Margate

                  ArtWorks Open – Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
                  (selected by David Kefford and Paul Johnson)

2013          Crash Open Salon – Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
                  (selected by Phillip Allen, Neal Tait, and Time Out Art Editor Martin Coomer)

                   Cover Version – Studio One Gallery, London

                   Down To The Bone – ONCA Gallery, Brighton

2012          Orchestrated – Studio One Gallery, London

                   Contemporary II – Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London

2011          Cryptic – The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London

                   Contemporary – Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London

2010          Merged Stories – Real World Gallery, Brick Lane, London

                   The Little Show – Studio One Gallery, London

Open houses

2017          Artists Open Houses Festival

                   The Shed on the Beach, Beach Hut 137, Hove Lawns

2016          Artists Open Houses Festival

                   3 Rock Street, Kemptown, Brighton

2015          Artists Open Houses Festival

                   3 Rock Street, Kemptown, Brighton

Press

Charles Williams (2015) ‘We Are All Clinging On’ The Jackdaw Magazine, Sept/Oct, pp. 10–11.