Exhibition

Phyllida Barlow
&
Describing Form
14 May –
9 July 2005

Scape is a site-specific installation by Phyllida Barlow at SPACEX, incorporating seven new sculptural works that will exist for the period of the exhibition only. Emotional and instinctive, Barlow’s works have earned her the accolade of being one of the UK’s most significant senior sculptors.

Alongside the exhibition is Describing Form, a new moving image touring programme from LUX which explores the way sculptures have been represented in artists’ film. Including films by Marie Menken, Hy Hirsh, Liliane Lijn, Maya Deren, Dudley Shaw Ashton, Richard Serra, Hannah Wilke, William Raban and Daria Martin. Curated by Lucy Reynolds.

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Phyllida Barlow’s installation is constructed around two project spaces at SPACEX; one a large light-filled hall with three tall windows at one end, the other an enclosed ‘white cube’ without any natural light. The materials Barlow uses are basic and everyday; wood, cloth, plaster, cardboard, paper, wool, household paint; and there is no attempt to disguise their rudimentary function in the construction of the completed works. The emphasis is upon structure and form in space.

Alongside the exhibition is a screening of Body Memory, a documentary on the ‘relational objects’ of Lygia Clark, directed by Mario Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, 1984. Lent by Guy Brett.

Related Events

Gallery talk
13 May 2005, 6.30pm
Phyllida Barlow and Lucy Reynolds in conversation with Tom Trevor.

Scape Drop-ins
31 May & 1 June 2005
6 – 12 year olds
Come to see the exhibition and take part in creative activities in The Sculpture Room.

Artist-led workshop
Looking at Sculpture
3 June 2005
9 – 12 year olds
Work together in a group to make a large-scale sculpture in the gallery then photograph it using still and moving-image cameras.

Take over Tuesdays
14/21/29 June 2005
3 – 5 year olds
Come and take over the gallery! These sessions are led by artist Kathy Norris and engage pre-school children and parents / carers in fun creative play inspired by the exhibition.

The Sculpture Room
24 – 27 May 2005
Local community groups are invited to book a free tour of Scape and a session in The Sculpture Room, where they will be able to interact with a variety of materials and make sculptures.