Anya Gallaccio's spectacular new installation connects Camden Arts Centre's garden to the galleries, bringing the outdoors inside.
The new piece is firmly rooted in the site, as if nature has broken into the space pushing through the gallery floor and walls. Using organic transient materials, Gallaccio’s intervention is impressive in its visual impact and physicality.
Gallaccio is one of the leading British sculptors of her generation. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003, she graduated from Goldsmiths in 1988 and in the same year exhibited in Damien Hirst’s 'Freeze', the exhibition that brought together a generation of Young British Artists for the first time.
Gallaccio's work is concerned with nature, beauty and decay, she uses ephemeral materials to refer to the cyclic nature of life and death.
Her sculptures' multi-sensory and experimental elements allow you to engage with the rich tactile qualities. Past installations include real chocolate and sugar, rotting and decayed fruit, and trees cast in bronze.
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by Hugo Blumenthal 03.08.08 23:03
This sculpture (not the one in the photo, though) is surprising. I've seen not a few 'weird' stuff in that same space, but, still, this one managed to surprise me.Report this opinion as offensive
by Kath 28.08.08 13:01
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The tree installation (a different one to this press image) really fills the room and throws up lots of questions.
The tree was found in the grounds of a mental institution I believe which also adds a dimension to the piece.