Composed of paintings by Rob Morris and photography by Tom Ordoyno, new exhibition 0115 explores the relationship between Nottingham – the two artists’ birthplace – and memory. An eclectic collection depicting the candid beauty of the banal and those moments that once were familiar, the 12 pieces presented offer a strong feeling of nostalgia.
One of Ordoyno’s photographs – two apples sitting beside an old computer, the kind you won’t find at PC World any more – resembles a modern-day nature morte, while another shot simply captures the trace of a hand on a misty window glass. These are the type of fleeting moments and spaces the photographer aims to portray. Morris’s work, in a similar way, depicts familiar faces and childhood events under a new light; facial expressions and gestures find a place in “The Birthday” or “Jyrrel”, oil canvases that delicately evoke domesticity and a forgotten British vernacular.