Phyllida Barlow




For more than 50 years British artist Phyllida Barlow has continuously challenged the conventions of sculpture. A presentation of the artist’s work will be on display in the North Gallery at Hauser & Wirth London, including a large-scale sculpture and a series of twelve works on paper. The sculptural intervention ‘untitled: postscorral’ (2014) consists of a series of over 100 brightly coloured triangular cement posts that extend over 20 feet high, forming a circular barricade that fills the entire gallery space. The expansive work blocks visitors from inhabiting or traversing the space in the casual way they normally can. Instead, it forces circumnavigation, resulting in a new engagement for visitors to the gallery—new paths forged, new sightlines experienced—and speaking to Barlow’s interest in the absurd, frustrating, and often felicitous interactions that result from unexpected everyday encounters between people and their surroundings.
Twelve works on paper by Barlow will be on display at the entrance of the North Gallery. Drawing is an integral part of Barlow’s practice; she draws before, during and after creating sculptures, both as a means of developing a working process and to visualise ideas which are later translated into three dimensions. Drawing provides the artist with the freedom to improvise and engage directly with materials. The resulting works are fluid and dynamic. She works across media, using pencil, acrylic and watercolour, always with the intense physicality evident in her sculptural work.

Duration 31 August 2021 - 18 September 2021
Times see website for booking details
Cost Free - advance booking required
Venue Hauser & Wirth (London)
Address 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET
Contact / london@hauserwirth.com / www.hauserwirth.com

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