British artist Tim Noble will present his first solo artwork, Half Cast, at The Door, London’s newest 24-hour outdoor artwork space in the heart of Soho from 16 October until 18 November 2014.
Half Cast takes the form of a life-size sculpture portrait, the top half of his collaborative partner and wife, Sue Webster and the bottom half of Noble himself. Illustrating Noble’s macabre sense of humour, a paper bag conceals Webster’s head and face and a t-shirt reads ‘S.C.U.M’ whereas the bottom half of the sculpture reveals Noble’s legs clad in overly-tight trousers.
Tim Noble says: “This is not so much a portrait of my wife…….this is more an encounter, with something strangely familiar, a double dose with a twist. Half Cast, as the name suggests, serves you up two halves of an inseparable relationship that have been torn apart and somehow stitched back together in a brief, suspended marriage to form a bastard child.”
Hosted by The Society Club and curated by Harriet Verney and Scarlett Carlos Clarke, The Door is literally a doorway on Ingestre Place, Soho, which will rotate its exhibitions on a monthly basis and aims to showcase the best of British art.