Exhibition Archive
7 - 30 April 2006 - The Embassy, Edinburgh, Scotland


8 - 30 April 2006

The Sleep of Reason

Gordon Cheung and Tam A

Curated by David Maclean

The Embassy Gallery
76 East Crosscauseway
Edinburgh, Scotland

Open: Thurs - Sun 12pm - 6pm
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Free admission

Tel: +44 (0) 131 667 2808



  The Sleep of Reason @ The Embassy Gallery  

The Embassy is pleased to present recent paintings by Gordon Cheung (London) and Tam A (Edinburgh).

Gordon Cheung’s paintings capture hallucinations of a globalised metropolis in oil, spray paint, Financial Times stock listings and Chinese ink. His gigantic canvases open onto sublime vistas in which an infinity of data render the precipices and cataracts of the Romantic quarry. This is not wilderness, however; and the air still reverberates with a neon after-glow of advertisers hoardings.

If Cheung depicts the detritus of a city’s ex-tenants; the graffiti & the fly-posters, then Tam A could have put them there in the first place. Recognised by Edinburgh citizens for his screen printed designs for Edinburgh club Goulag Beat, Tam A’s paintings have an obtuse logic, a bludgeon of colour that illuminates spirograph voids. For The Sleep of Reason Tam A will show L’Oréac, an installation in the side room.

Gordon Cheung graduated from Central Saint Martins, 1998 and the Royal College of Art, 2001. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include The British Art Show 6, and Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory, the International Center for Contemporary Art, Washington USA.

Tam A (Thomas Aitchison) graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2002. Recent Exhibitions include Man Optron at the Collective’s Project Room (Edinburgh), in EXTENSION Glasgow Art Fair with Generator Projects and at the inaugural exhibition of One Ton Prop (Glasgow) There’s a New Kind of Beauty Afoot.

Essay by Tommy Grace, co-director of The Embassy can be found on: www.embassygallery.co.uk
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