AboutA major exhibition bringing together early and recent work by some of the most significant British artists of our time opens this March in the vast subterranean gallery of Ambika P3 in London. Curated by the hugely influential teacher Peter Kardia, From Floor to Sky runs from 5 March until 4 April 2010.
Artists in From Floor to Sky:
Alison Wilding Bill Woodrow - Boyd Webb - Richard Deacon - Richard Wentworth Roger Ackling Nigel Slight - Roderick Coyne - John Panting - Carolyne Kardia - Carl Plackman - Ismail Saray - Jean Mathee - Terry New - Martin Ive
Hamish Fulton - Gillian Cook - Brian Catling- Guy Martin - Peter Venn
Nina Danino - Paul Etienne Lincoln - Katharine Meynell - Roger Ackling
John Hilliard - Ian Kirkwood - Keith Brown - Frances Earnshore
Peter Kardia is widely recognised for his work as a radical and pioneering teacher at both Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art during the 60s and 70s. All 28 artists in this exhibition are former students and each has lent works for this show in celebration of Peter Kardia's work, as he continues to exert a major influence on British sculpture today.
Each artist is contributing two pieces of work, one from the earliest period of their career and one contemporary piece. The show, which includes sculpture, painting, film and performance, bridging up to 30 years, will provide a crucial assessment of contemporary British sculpture and give a unique insight into the development of each artist's work.
The Book: To mark the exhibition, A&C Black is publishing From Floor to Sky:
The Experience of the Art School Studio with text by Hester Westley, Malcolm
Le Grice and Peter Kardia (March 2010, 192pp, fully illustrated, £35.00).
Tate Britain Event: 10 March 2010
There will be an evening discussion with Peter Kardia and key artists at Tate Britain.