Rachel Goodyear

1 Oct 2011 – 3 Jan 2012

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • For West Yorkshire timetables call 0113 245 7676, for South Yorkshire timetables call 01709 515151 alternatively, visit www.wymetro.com
  • Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around 7 miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approx £10. London King's Cross to Wakefield takes around 2 hours.

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Inspired by visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Rachel Goodyear has created a new series of compelling characters exploring the people, places and animals encountered, and the stories and local mythology of the area. Examining the changing role of the Park, as day becomes night, animals and humans exist side by side in Goodyear's imagined world. Her ambiguous drawings are beautiful and sinister in equal measure, occupying a strange void somewhere between the macabre and mundane and evoking ancient fables and Grimm fairytales. The Bothy Gallery features new works on paper, and some characters in the exhibition will be animated, a more recent strand in the artist's practice. Elsewhere in the exhibition drawings are released from the wall, pushing out into space and becoming three-dimensional, alongside fragile plaster and porcelain sculptural objects echoing the forms in the drawings.

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