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Phyllida Barlow

31 Aug 2021–18 Sep 2021

Overview

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 sight lines 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.

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Phyllida Barlow


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