Garth Evans: Sculpture Photographs Gallery Discussion

Institute Gallery Discussion
1st July 2015
Henry Moore Institute, 2-4pm

Garth Evans
'British Steel Photographs'

Courtesy the artist and Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery)

Taking place in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery where Garth Evans: Sculpture Photographs is on display, artist Garth Evans will lead a discussion of his work.

Joining him will be artists Richard Deacon and Phillip King, with Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture Studies) and Jon Wood (Research Curator) of the Henry Moore Institute.

Garth Evans (b. 1934) is central to the narrative of British sculpture, his work experimenting consistently with the possibilities of medium, form, weight and scale. Sculpture Photographs presents two bodies of work from the late 1960s and 1970s, 'British Steel Photographs 1969-71' and 'Portals 1977'. At this time Evans moved away from formal composition and adopted a more open-ended approach to making work, focusing on process, texture and other material qualities.

Garth Evans currently lives and works in North East Connecticut and teaches in New York, where he is Head of Sculpture at the New York Studio School. Evans has exhibited widely across the UK and USA, including in the influential group exhibition British Sculpture '72, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1972). In 2013 Richard Deacon curated the survey exhibition Garth Evans at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Phillip King CBE, RA, studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art before spending a year working as an assistant to Henry Moore. King was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1980-90) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1990-99). A former President of the Royal Academy, King has exhibited extensively in both the UK and overseas. In 2012 he was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Sculpture Center and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

Former Turner Prize Winner, Richard Deacon lives and works in London. His work combines organic forms with elements of engineering in both domestic and large scales. Deacon has exhibited, both nationally and internationally and has written extensively on his own practice and in relation to contemporary art in general. Deacon was Professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris 1999 - 2009, and was appointed Professor at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf in 2009.

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