Hayley Tompkins

Coat Rack, 2016

£6,500

Unique Hand-painted Object
Pine Wood
185 x 50 x 50 cm

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About the artwork

A unique hand-painted sculpture  ‘Coat rack’ (2016) from Glasgow-based artist Hayley Tompkins. A painter in an unconventional sense, Tompkins has taken a quotidian object and re-configured the coat rack as a playful, painterly gesture in the theatre of the domestic. Articulating the relationship between design and purpose, the work calls into question an object’s supposed functionality and categorization.

About the artist

Hayley Tompkins (b. 1971, Leighton, Buzzard) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Myth Cart’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2016); ‘Electric Magnetic Installation’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow (2015); ‘Technicolor Hamburger’, Drawing Room, Hamburg (2015); ‘Space Kitchen’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2014); A Piece of Eight, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2011); Autobuilding, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2009); and Transfer (with Sue Tompkins) Spike Island, Bristol (2007). Her work was included in Watercolour, at Tate Britain, London (2011). 

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