The Remains of the Day II (Lussuriosi) 2011
This exhibition marks the 75th birthday of leading artist Tom
Phillips and features a substantial group of recent pastels which
continue a cycle of large works on paper dating from his early
shows at Angela Flowers Gallery in 1970 and '71. They encompass a
wide field of reference in science, literature and music, as well
as exploring the world of dreams in his favourite medium.
ostcards, mud etc.), texts and images. The Remains of the Day is
the name given to a growing group of improvisations made from the
scrapings of paper palettes. They relate to the series started in
1969 called Terminal Greys, which form a border to the new
paintings. The title phrase used by Ishiguro as the name of his
novel was first coined by Sigmund Freud to describe the primal
matter recycled in the dream life.