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EYES ON: ROB MORRIS AND TOM ORDOYNO

The pair hook up for new Nottingham focused show, 0115.

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.

Referencing the area code of the duo’s home city, “used to dial back into Nottingham”, 0115 is a fitting moniker for such a show. In this profound yet accessible body of work, the pair play with notions of memory to deconstruct the idea of linearity of time. At once paying tribute to their birthplace and acknowledging their estranged relationship with the area, this is a show we’d hope you wouldn’t miss.

0115 is on display at 103 Murray Grove, London, N1 7QP, by appointment until 10 October.

EYES ON: ROB MORRIS AND TOM ORDOYNO

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