Rachel Whiteread & Robert Burns' Breakfast Table

Since July, the Ingelby Gallery has embarked upon an exciting new exhibiting project, presenting collaborations between invited artists and a chosen p...

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Published 30 Jul 2007
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Since July, the Ingelby Gallery has embarked upon an exciting new exhibiting project, presenting collaborations between invited artists and a chosen partner from Inglebly's bank of diverse practitioners. Each installation lasts for only ten days, making it imperative that visitors should take the stroll to Carlton Terrace to bear witness to the striking visuals displayed both on route to and within the homely doors.

Rachel Whiteread, the first women to win the Turner Prize, exhibits drawings and a sculpture alongside Robert Burns' breakfast table. The two objects that reside within the home are notably small and have lost their function as furniture. Within the Georgian room an evocative atmosphere is created arousing ominous feelings within the viewer. Posing questions such as where does the audience belong within the installation, and why has the evident human presence departed?