Sculpture in the Home at Pangolin London, until 17th May
Some of you may remember the name Sculpture in the Home from the ground-breaking series of four touring exhibitions organised by the Arts Council between 1946 and 1959. Their aim was to show the public the possibility of owning and displaying sculpture within the domestic interior and thus transform the idea of how to furnish interiors to include art and contemporary design.
The very modern gallery space at Pangolin has been effectively transformed into a brilliant recreation of the period. There are textiles, furniture (Ernest Race), pictures, but most of all sculpture. Among the sculptors whose work is included are Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke and Bernard Meadows. While there are some abstract examples the majority of the sculptures are figurative, emphasising relationships and the family.
This is a wonderful nostalgic trip into the past which still has deep resonance today. For surely Art should be liveable with in a domestic interior and not just gallery spaces?
Gallery open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
PANGOLIN LONDON, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG