Tom Henderson: plane space

Tom Henderson: plane space

11 June - 4 July 2009

Ever since Lucio Fontana first sliced through canvas, the relationship between the surface of a painting and what lies beneath has been open for examination.

Tom Henderson's latest exhibition continues his own exploration of the relationship between the surface of a work of art and the object that supports it. His new works are a subtle combination of painting and sculpture that use light and colour to transcend disciplines.

Through complex construction processes and the use of diverse materials like acrylic panels, paint, resin and rubber, the work expands two-dimensional surfaces into three-dimensional space. Each panel's multi-layered picture plane sits delicately between the perceived, the transparent and the opaque, challenging the viewer's ability to deduce the spatial arrangements, demanding a scrutiny that would usually be reserved for freestanding sculpture.

Tom Henderson studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1994 - 1998. Since then he has worked in TV, film and most recently publishing, amongst other.