Antony Gormley

NEW SCULPTURE, SALVATORE ALA GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA, 1984

14 April - 19 May 1984

The work in this exhibition deals with issues of existence through the use of Gormley's body: building up moulds from layers of plaster, fibreglass, and finally lead. Sheets of lead are tautly beaten over the generlised form and soldered together along strict vertical and horizontal axes. The effect is a combination of substantial presence and an intimation of a space held within; sometimes accentuated by holes cut at critical points for example the mouth, eyes, or penis. These hollow lead men are powerful explorations of the relationships between inner states of being and the outer world and suggest through the particularity of their postures that the bdoy is a place where midna and matter form each other. 

This exhibition included PEER (1984), THREE CALLS: PASS CAST AND PLUMB (1983-84), ADDRESS (1984), PROOF (1984), and FILL (1984).

THREE CALLS: PASS CAST AND PLUMB, 1983-84

THREE CALLS: PASS CAST AND PLUMB, 1983-84
Lead, plaster, fibreglass and air
190 x 56 x 95 cm (Pass)
70 x 57 x 74 cm (Plumb)
101 x 68 x 66 cm (Cast)
FILL, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, and plaster
25 x 203 x 205 cm
Installation view, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA, 1984

THREE CALLS: PASS CAST AND PLUMB, 1983-84

THREE CALLS: PASS CAST AND PLUMB, 1983-84
Lead, plaster, fibreglass and air
190 x 56 x 95 cm (Pass)
70 x 57 x 74 cm (Plumb)
101 x 68 x 66 cm (Cast)
Installation view, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA, 1984

ADDRESS, 1984

ADDRESS, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
168 x 50 x 66 cm
Installation view, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA, 1984

PROOF, 1984

PROOF, 1984
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
80 x 56 x 80 cm
Installation view, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA, 1984

PEER, 1984

PEER, 1984
Lead, plaster and fibreglass
188 x 50 x 43 cm
Installation view, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA, 1984

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