Blain|Southern are delighted to announce that the run of its Lynn Chadwick exhibition, Retrospectives, in London, will be extended by one week until Sunday 6th July. The gallery is also participating in the Brown’s Hotel London Art Weekend, which will see more than 100 Mayfair galleries and auction houses open their doors to the public on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July.
A tour of Lynn Chadwick, Retrospectives, will take place at 11:30am on Saturday 5th July.
Retrospectives explores Chadwick’s 50-year career, and features a range of seminal bronzes from the 1950s and 1960s, amongst them Teddy Boy & Girl (1955) – one of the works that earned Chadwick the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1956 – as well as the monumental Stranger III (1959). These, along with Beast XVI (1959), Black Beast (1960) and Moon of Alabama (1957), serve to illustrate not only Chadwick’s unerring interest in human and animal forms, but the mainstay of his artistic practice; the manner in which he blurred the lines between figuration and abstraction.
While Chadwick is best known for his bronze works, on occasion he worked with other materials. To reflect this, his group of Formica on wood ‘Pyramid’ and ‘Split’ sculptures – clean geometric shapes produced in 1966 - will be shown in the main galleries. Downstairs a group of welded stainless steel beasts will represent Chadwick’s late exploration of the medium of steel in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Brown’s Hotel London Art Weekend, which is part of London Art Week (July 4th – 11th July), will include free talks and tours. For more information, go to www.brownslondonartweekend.co.uk
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