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Set (Phyllida Barlow)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015


Phyllida Barlow, the South Bank Award nominated sculptor, brings her distinctive style to the capital’s Fruitmarket Gallery in an exhibition of work specially designed for the gallery. Barlow’s artistic vision seems to overflow the space allocated to it, engulfing the gallery space in a sea of plaster and concrete. The artist makes use of the unusual double space of the gallery (an upper room on top of a lower room at ground level) and creates two different areas with a different feel but unified by a similar visual language. Rough building materials connote a construction site, drawing the viewer’s mind to how the artist constructs her work and suggesting that art is always a work in progress.

Fruitmarket Gallery, until 18 Oct.
tw rating 4/5 | [Megan Wallace]