Antony Gormley

SCULPTURE, SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1989

22 April - 29 May 1989

Organised by the Louisana Museum of Modern Art at Humlebaek in Denmark, this exhibition includes ten lead works by Antony Gormley. Many of these sculptures are a part of a continuing series of figures moulded from his own body and clad in lead. These works are concerned less with autobiographical likeness than with communicating a range of sensations and ideas about man and his relation to the world. In pose an gesture these figures vary from the contemplative to the active, from inward-looking to outward-looking, making the viewer aware of the inner space contained within the figure's lead skin as well as the external space shared by viewer and figure alike. 

LANDING II, 1988

LANDING II, 1988
Lead, fibreglass and air
56 x 212 x 56 cm
Installation view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Photograph by Antonia Reeve, Edinburgh

FOLD, 1988

FOLD, 1988
Lead, fibreglass and air
71 x 85 x 104 cm
Installation view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Photograph by Antonia Reeve, Edinburgh

EARTH ABOVE GROUND, 1986-87

EARTH ABOVE GROUND, 1986-87
Lead, fibreglass, plaster and air
205 x 32 x 55
Installation view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Photograph by Antonia Reeve, Edinburgh

SCULPTURE, 1989

SCULPTURE, 1989
Installation view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Photograph by Antonia Reeve, Edinburgh

SCULPTURE, 1989

SCULPTURE, 1989
Installation view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Photograph by Antonia Reeve, Edinburgh

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