Exhibitions & Projects

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William Benington Gallery and RBS Present SPOTLIGHT 2016

8 December 2016 - 20 January 2017
Wednesday - Friday, 11.00am - 6.00pm, and Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm

20 Arlington Way Islington London EC1R 1UY

Congratulations to Tim Sandys (Bursary), the winner of Spotlight 2016!

Working in partnership with the RBS, William Benington Gallery, London’s only specialist contemporary sculpture gallery, presents You Against You, a solo exhibition for Tim Sandys as part of their 2016/2017 programme. 

Tim Sandys' work explores the societal and civic structures that we take for granted. By using interventions, sculpture and animation, he carefully identifies points of strain, failure or tension in our experience and highlights them. His working method is that of an ethnographic or qualitative researcher, coming to neither conclusion nor judgement, but shifting our perception none-the-less. 

In You Against You he focusses our attention upon the idiosyncrasies, assumptions and oddities of air travel. From the submission of the individual to airport security to the strapping-in of the air passenger, we literally surrender our personal freedoms at the gate. From that point we are entered into a suspension of reality where we accept terrorism paranoia, duty free shopping, concealed life-jackets and drinking at 30,000ft, as the new normal.