untitled: dunce

Barlow, Phyllida
Phyllida Barlow uses common construction materials including plaster, plywood, foam and wire mesh to form large-scale sculptures that disrupt and subvert the spaces they inhabit. Despite their considerable size, Barlow sees her work as ‘antimonumental’. untitled: dunce (2015) was made for the artist’s 2015 solo exhibition Phyllida Barlow: set at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, which saw Barlow ‘turn the gallery … upside down’ in order to create what she has described as an ‘inside-out, back-to-front experience’ for her audience. Many of Barlow’s sculptures begin as works on paper. For the artist, both painting and drawing provide ‘a way of testing out a possible work’s potential for realisation: how it might or could be, as well as what, where, how big or small; as well as asking what kind of object is it, how much space it needs or owns.’ untitled: cementpost (2015) and untitled: frames (2015) are preparatory studies for works in Phyllida Barlow: set.
  • Artwork Details: 310 x 290 x 320cm
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  • Material description: Timber, polystyrene, paint, paper, wire mesh, cement, plaster, scrim, polyurethane foam, plywood, bonding plaster, polyurethane foam
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Accession number: ACC13/2016



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