I was a Teenage Cave Girl, and other works20. May - 2. Sep 13 / ended Oriel Sycharth Gallery Glyndwr University
9am - 4.30pm
I was a Teenage Cave Girl, and other works, by Edward Allington
Oriel Sycharth Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by British sculptor Edward Allington, as well as the outdoor siting of From The Sex of Metals II (1989) at Glyndwr University’s Wrexham campus.
Born in Cumbria in 1951, Allington is usually identified with the British Object Sculptors of the 1980s. His practice is centred on drawing and the assimilation of the abhorrent through the use of contemporary artificial objects and classical imagery. Although based upon, and making formal references to, Minimalism and Classicism, Allington’s work also usually alludes to popular culture.
The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by cult Japanese girl band the 22.214.171.124s, who are best known for their track Woo Hoo, which featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, and which Allington considers to be, perhaps, the best libretto of all time.
I was a Teenage Cave Girl, and other works will present several drawings, including the title work, and sculptures, from the 1990s to the present day. One of the works, From The Sex of Metals II in galvanized steel (1989), will be located outdoors on permanent display at Glyndwr University’s Wrexham campus.
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