Richard Tuttle: TheStars




Modern Art presents an exhibition of new works by Richard Tuttle. This is his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. A book published for this occasion including Tuttle’s new work alongside a series of his corresponding poems will accompany the exhibition.

Titled TheStars, Tuttle’s new body of sculptures for Modern Art were made during the summer of 2019 at his home and studio in Mount Desert, Maine. The works are small in scale, each sculpture’s spontaneous construction belying an unparalleled potency and elegance. As such, TheStars bears a clear resemblance to some of Tuttle’s early work from the 1970s, such as his iconic Rope Piece (1974), which came to typify his bold approach to scale. As well as in their size, the modest, simple materials employed in TheStars share the same essence characteristic of the sculptural language used throughout Tuttle’s career. Made predominantly from plywood, paint, paper and metal wire, each work sits atop its own hand-made shelf, annotated by Tuttle with its particular title, and secured to the wall with a single nail. Thus in scale, material and formal arrangement, TheStars marks a new stage in the continued evolution of Tuttle’s distinctive vocabulary whilst also reflecting something of its origins. This new series – like all Tuttle’s work – remains deeply sensitised to the interplay between the most granular, material experiences and a sense of an immense, perhaps cosmic, ambitious unknowability.

Duration 01 October 2020 - 21 November 2020
Times Tuesday–Saturday: 11am–6pm
Cost Free - advance booking required
Venue Modern Art Bury Street
Address 7 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL
Contact 4402072997950 / info@modernart.net / www.modernart.net

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