Full Scale Model of a Day: Stephen Bochonek, Stephanie Farmer, David Hughes, Stephen Rhodes and Geoff Tibbs

16 September - 11 November 2017

The exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays 23 September – 11 November 2017, 10am – 4am. It is also open on weekdays by appointment only. 


Full Scale Model of a Day is an extract of a poem by Stephen Bochonek that has been used as a title for a painting. David Hughes and Stephanie Farmer have chosen to focus directly on aspects of scale and model making: scaled-up drawings, embossing and casting. Geoff Tibbs' paintings are a selection from a larger number of recent works made in Kolkata, all similar in size on canvas paper. A corner radiator displaced from its intended location is perhaps a response by Stephen Rhodes to the symmetrical nature of part of the exhibition space. By chance another reference to a radiator in a domestic setting is also made in an extract of another poem by Stephen Bochonek, A radiator folding daylight into pleats.

"Is a day made of hours, or something else? How many parts does a day have? How do they fit together? Make a model you said, a full scale model so you could walk around and see it from every angle.


I'll never forget that repeated shot of Bill Murray's hand coming down on the radio alarm clock, three seconds into Sonny and Cher's 'I got you', with the jingling tambourine sounding more like sleigh bells and the weird, feeble, kazoo-like refrain: be-berr-ber... be-berr-ber... be-berr-ber... At the end of each day in the small American town where his TV station has sent him to cover the annual Groundhog day festival, Murray's character goes to bed grumpy and eager to leave (at least at first). Each morning he wakes up to find snow has blocked all the roads and it is once again that fateful day, Groundhog day. Everyone else in the town seems completely oblivious…"


(Extract from full text included in exhibition)
Alistair Cartwright