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Detached: Rachel Whiteread's sheds

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 06, 2013 01:12 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Mar 05, 2013

Arguably the UK's most famous sculptor, Rachel Whiteread’s new show 'Detached' at the Gagosian gallery opening next month follows a familiar pattern, but while she largely made her name 20 years ago by making a full scale cast of the inside of a house, this exhibition will feature casts of empty sheds (including 'Untitled 2012' above) which, according to Ben Luke in the Royal Academy magazine, "radiate everyday poetry". Here's what he says: "Inspiration came from a boathouse she cast in Gran, Norway, in 2010. Whiteread said she ‘wanted to make a shy sculpture... that would stand there, peaceful and noble.’ Her subsequent series of cast sheds are uncanny sculptures, revealing her trademark balance of minimalist rigour and gentle domestic poeticism." Interestingly, Whiteread has a dedicated drawing studio which is detached from her sculpture studio. Runs at the Gagosian, Britannia Street, April 11–May 25. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by 3rdSpace modular garden rooms . Customise | Configure | Extend | Relocate






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