Julia Vance: Hold

To celebrate the work of female sculptors for the fourth year of the collaboration between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Royal British Society of Sculptors, we are delighted to present HOLD, a work by Norwegian contemporary artist Julia Vance, to be unveiled in Napoleon Garden, Holland Park on Wednesday 20 May 2015. Carved in white Italian Carrara marble, at first glance the smooth precisely defined planes and hollowed interior of HOLD seem like a caress of benevolent arms. Yet on further observation details start to take shape and the letters of the word ‘HOLD’ reveal themselves. Transformed from the two-dimensional into the solid blocks and forms of sculpture, Vance gives a single word a physical tactile and expressive body; an embodiment of the contextual meaning expressed in physical form. You can read HOLD with your body, you can touch the word, or you can even crawl inside it and the word can hold you. Both classical in form and conceptual in expression, Vance’s work effortlessly highlights the complexity and depth of a single word by means of a form of sculptural poetry.

Duration 21 May 2015 - 01 November 2015
Times Open daily from 7.30 am until 30 minutes before dusk
Cost free
Venue Napoleon Garden
Address Holland Park London W8 6LU, ,
Contact 020 7373 8615 / info@rbs.org.uk / rbs.org.uk

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