Changing Room Gallery presents 'RES. 005' featuring Boxuan Sun and Tuesday Towey. The Fifth in our residency’s series, we took over studio space in Seven Dials. Working in the building, the pair were surrounded by a variety of businesses from a massage parlour to a dental office.
Sun’s practice is rooted in anthropomorphism, more specifically the intimate connection between human and non-human bodies. His work reinvents bone structures through an industrial lens, often using metal, perspex and fixtures to project flesh-and-bone-like structures onto non-human forms such as butterflies and machine parts.
Tuesday Towey’s work grapples with identity and religion. Their work is characterised by vivid imagery and a considered colour palette to often depict scenes that merge human-like qualities and otherworldliness.
The artists approached their residency with a burning desire to create. Despite their different approaches to medium and technique, conversations during the residency led the pair to find similar interests and themes in their work. Inspired by the importance of drawing in Towey’s practice, Sun began to view his sculptures as a way of “drawing with materials”, considering the process of laying down his materials to form compositions with metal, perspex and fixtures.