Barry Flanagan, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1, until 14th May 2016
Curated by Dr Jo Melvin, this exhibition looks at the works from this noted sculptor who was a part of early British Conceptual Art. He worked in a variety of materials – sand, plaster, cloth, metal, stone and bronze – and one can correctly discern a note of irreverence in his approach. In his film sand girl (1970) where sand is poured over a naked woman the viewer becomes an element in the “sculptural” process.
The show’s title comes from a review by the American writer and curator Gene Baro of Flanagan’s first solo show at the Rowan Gallery. I shall share Barry Flanagan’s own words about his work with you: All materials are sculptural. I experience the physical world in nature and the physical world in our built structures, as sculptural