To coincide with the launch of the Broadgate 2015 Summer of Sport Season, Tom Phillips RA will exhibit The Seven Ages of Man alongside two related works on paper from his ongoing Humument series. Sited in the ground floor entrance lobby of 201 Bishopsgate, this intimate mixed media installation welcomes visitors and passers-by to this iconic space, bringing a wry and thought-provoking angle to the annual sporting calendar.
Exhibited in Court on Canvas at The Barber Institute during 2011 The Seven Ages of Man is fabricated from a combination of the artist's own hair and seven tennis balls. Referring to Shakespeare's famous words in his title, Tom, himself a keen tennis enthusiast, is marking the
passage of time and representing the various stages of his life, having commented in writingsI have measured out my life in Wimbledons. The adjacent Humument works on paper are part of Tom's ongoing reworking of pages from a Victorian novel by W.H. Mallock and relate to the sporting theme.
The artist will exhibit the solo exhibition Pages from A Humument at Flowers Gallery, New York 23 July - 29 August, and also has a major display at the 2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 8 June - 16 August.
Broadgate will be screening key sporting events including Wimbledon and the Rugby World Cup on their big screen in Exchange Square throughout the summer. Visit www.broadgate.co.uk to see the daily Summer Live fixtures.