Magali Reus: Particle of Inch
Saturday 18 July - Sunday 11 October 2015, 12 – 4.30pm
Dutch artist Magali Reus will create a new body of work to be exhibited at The Hepworth Wakefield’s new 600sqm contemporary art space The Calder.
The exhibition is co-commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield, SculptureCenter, NY; Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Germany, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy. The exhibition will be Reus' first solo exhibition in a UK institution.
In recent works Reus has used recognisable everyday objects as frameworks for exploring the languages of material and colour. In this new series of works, Reus focuses on the curb as an architectural motif, using elements such as manhole covers, pavement cracks and graffiti as starting points for new sculptural forms. Reus’ emerging practice focuses on material form and presence, offering a new take on these key tenets of sculpture.
To gain further insight into the exhibition, read this exclusive Magali Reus interview with Chief Curator Andrew Bonacina.
Reus will also be exhibiting as part of British Art Show 8, opening at Leeds City Art Gallery on Friday 9 October 2015 and touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton.
Supported by Mondriaan Fund, Dutch Embassy in the UK, The Approach and Freymond Guth Fine Arts.
The Calder is open 12 – 4.30pm Tuesday – Sunday during exhibition periods.
From Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 October The Calder will be open from 10.30am – 4.30 pm, to coincide with British Art Show 8.
The exhibition is supported by Grand Central Rail.
Image: Artist Magali Reus pictured with her exhibition Particle of Inch at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photography: Jonathan Powfirstname.lastname@example.org. Image courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield.