PAINTINGS-DRAWINGS
RICHARD DUCKER
all text and images (c) Richard Ducker 2004-2010
all rights reserved
Private View: Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 6-9 pm

Exhibition runs:
1st–25th April 2010

Gallery open:
Wed–Sun, 11–6pm

OBLONG GALLERY
69a Southgate Road, N1 3JS
020 7354 8330 / mail@oblonggallery.com
www.oblonggallery.com

‘Words, words, fucking words - stuck in my throat not as the song I was intending, more like “a
mouth full of feathers”, as Tom Waits once described the laboured process of song writing. Dumb,
stupid and mute, I am deceived. Deceived by the world of objects and the language to express
them.’

In this supposed age of austerity, Ducker’s new works transform the consumerist object to
reference the body as a site where language is a conflict between the desired and the expressed.
By evoking the monumental and revealing the formal void of the object, the work explores this site
of disenchantment. It is a case of ‘wrong place, wrong time.’