Sunday, 27 July 2014

big sculptures

Tate Gallery today and it was fab - air conditioning! I am not happy in the heat and London right now is hot, high twenties and it is horrid.  The Tate has Phyllida Barlow  showing "imposing, large scale sculptural installations using inexpensive, everyday materials such as cardboard, fabric, timber, polystyrene, plaster, scrim and cement. Her distinctive work is focused on her experimentation with these materials, to create bold and colourful three-dimensional collages" in the Duveen Gallery. I contrasted that with the Folk Show http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/british-folk-art 
which proves the need that people have to make, paint draw beautify and interpret the world around them. 
As part of the CONCEPTION, EXECUTION, RECEPTION, show at the RBS, Richard Deacon gave a talk with Isabel Vasseur about 'Nose to Nose, beginning to end'. All three talks have been a fascinating insight into public sculpture, the difficulties as well as the tremendous achievements.  

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Nose to Nose, Beginning to End by Richard Deacon RA for the Glasgow Garden Festival 1988

TALK: CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION – Richard Deacon RA and Isabel Vasseur

16 July 2014
RBS Galleries, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA

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