Eva Rothschild: Hot Touch

21 May 2011 – 9 Oct 2011

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The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield, United Kingdom


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  • FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.
  • The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).

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EVA ROTHSCHILD: HOT TOUCH 21 May — 9 October 2011 Hot Touch presents a group of new and recent sculptures and photographs by Eva Rothschild. Her sculptures are made from a range of materials including fabric, leather and wood, bringing together the hand-made and the industrially produced. The works often combine the forms and strategies of modernist art — squares, triangles, holes and repetition — with an array of visual associations and symbols, such as totemic columns of piled heads and draped snakes. This exploration of the power and meaning of objects produces an encounter between the minimal and the magical. Leaning against walls, suspended in mid-air, or balancing impossibly, Rothschild's sculptures have an ambiguous and powerful presence, exploring universally recognised forms and symbols. The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Prof. Anne Wagner, author of Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2005). To coincide with the exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is showing Rothschild's work Someone & Someone, 2008. Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and Culture Ireland

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