Sculptor Josie Spencer is delighted to announce her new solo exhibition 'Murmuration,' which will be staged at The Playground Theatre on Latimer Road, London. The works are 9 life-sized bronzes. They will be suspended at different levels within the space.
Spencer started five years ago making a collection of figures who were in various states between falling and flying, while working on them, the artist began to think of them as a murmuration. On reading the zoological definition of the word, she learned that in a murmuration there's no central communication. Each creature is acting for its own safety out of fear of a perceived threat. These beatifully swirling configurations are the mechanics of emergency.
Listenpony, a composer-led concert series and record label, will be commissioning six new works from composers across the UK to be performed at a special concert in Josie Spencer's exhibition. These new works will be performed by rising star performers alongside music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The concert will mix eras and genres: a classical pianist and a baroque trio will play the traditional and new classical music and a singer-songwriter will perform their own songs.
Born and educated in New York, Josie Spencer studied sculpture in Florence, at the Academia della Sculptura with Alberto Berti; at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, Josie studied sculpture with Ezio Martinelli and art history with William Rubin, Curator of the Museum of Modern Art.