Jim Whiting's Mechanical Extravaganza
Curated and organised by Mead Gallery
Sat 24 Nov – Sat 8 Dec 1990
Jim Whiting first came to prominence in 1979 when his ‘Business Machine’ took the Hayward Gallery by storm with its Heath Robinson style mechanical structure which launched dummy figures of business executives at high speed around the Gallery. The figures included Dive Bombing Executives, Fidgeting Men and Salesmen banging their heads together in an hilarious, zany and demonic parody of business life today. Since the Hayward Show, Jim Whiting has exhibited his machines only occasionally in this country. For the Mead Gallery he is creating a new and amazing fantasy.