The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is delighted to announce the forthcoming solo exhibition of new works by Tom Leighton at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, from 2 – 14 October 2017. Outwards From Home is born from Leighton’s recent travels to Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai and Tokyo.
The exhibition title, Outwards From Home, is borrowed from a book written by the artist’s grandfather Kenneth Watts, which recounts the phenomenon of urbanization in Britain and Asia against a backdrop of change in the global, political and economic climate. Watts draws on almost half a century’s experience with the United Nations Development Programmes to make a strong plea for the organization. As a personal odyssey, it reflects encounters with men and women throughout the world.
Leighton’s new works hold a similar resonance, moving seamlessly between global commentary, an individual’s path through the city, and by way of a homage to his grandfather, his own personal ancestry – he looks outwards and returns to home.
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery
5B Pall Mall, St. James's | London, SW1Y 4UY
Nearest Tubes: Green Park & Piccadilly Circus (St. James’s Exit)