Phyllida Barlow: ‘Fifty Years of Drawings’, Hauser & Wirth London, South Gallery, until 26th July 2014
This is an intriguing show for it allows us to see for the first time drawings from Barlow’s archive and unlike many of her sculptures they have survived. They date from the 1960s to the present day and are an important record of her creativity as she draws at every stage of her sculptural process. They also reveal the outside influences on her work. As with her sculptures she uses strong colours to express her vision and executes them in a variety of media. It is fascinating to see her ideas outlined on paper and some of her imagined structures certainly have an air of excitement about them.
In July Barlow will present ‘GIG’, the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, England and don’t forget that her Tate Britain commission ‘dock’ can be seen in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain until 19th October 2014.