Tom Polo exhibits in London - Art Collector

Tom Polo, Job descriptions. Courtesy: the artist

11 July 2011 | Emerging artist Tom Polo has secured his first solo exhibition in London.

Disappointed with many people & many things, the exhibition will be staged at the Acme Project Space in Bethnal Green and run for four days.

It is the culmination of a residency Polo completed at Acme with the support of the Australia Council and is his response to his experiences living and working in London.

His disappointment is conveyed through text, humour and extensions of portraiture – also pointing to a desire for something more.

The text borrows from self-help language and motivational speaking, with slogans and mantras like “understudy,” “ineffective communicator,” and “sore winner”.

The opening night will also feature a new performance developed in London.

Jane O'Sullivan

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