Antony Gormley

BARING LIGHT, BURNETT MILLER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, USA, 1990

05 January - 17 February 1990

Solo exhibition including A CASE FOR AN ANGEL I (1989), BARING LIGHT I (1989), ROOM IV (1990), SEEDS II (1989/93), and WITNESS (1988).

The main work in this exhibition was the 27 foot wing span CASE FOR AN ANGEL I, a lead covered mould taken from Gormley's body which was married to specially made glider wings. The work stands upright, axial to the space. The wings formed a barrier, or membrane across it. The viewer was thus implicated in a field that is a foil to passage or a barrier to vision - while also holding the promise of transcendence. 

In the second room was a single work, BARING LIGHT I, a case for a four month old girl with its navel plugged with a red rubber stopper. This became the focus of energy for the entire room; the point of transference between the potential within the case and the space without. 

A CASE FOR AN ANGEL I, 1989

A CASE FOR AN ANGEL I, 1989
Plaster, fibreglass, lead, steel and air
197 x 858 x 46 cm
Installation view, Burnett MIller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 1990

BARING LIGHT I, 1989

BARING LIGHT I, 1989
Plaster, fibreglass, lead, rubber, air
17 x 46 x 32 cm
Installation view, Burnett MIller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 1990

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