Richard Rigg: After Noon Distance: WORKPLACE GATESHEAD

1 November - 20 December 2014

Workplace Gallery is delighted to present After Noon Distance our second exhibition of new work by Richard Rigg.


Richard Rigg’s sculptures reproduce and manipulate everyday objects, transforming them into reflexive propositions and theoretical paradoxes. Employing culturally resonant objects that signify the foundations of our civilization through drawing upon the histories of science, mathematics and literature, Rigg pitches reason against itself, elegantly and iconoclastically undermining our own rational
basis, yet suggesting an ulterior route. Rigg’s reductive, minimal works open up potential meanings and ontological possibilities. Attempts to pin the works down into an exact reading are thwarted through their elliptical conceptualism. In this work there is a direct meeting of it’s beginning, with its end.