AboutWe are proud to present a solo exhibition of Sophie Ryder's sculpture, wire drawings, paintings and prints across both our High Street Gallery and our new Inventory viewing room. Many of these works were recently in the major RWA Bristol retrospective, Monumental and this is one exhibition not to be missed.
Sophie Ryder is one of the leading sculptors working in Britain today. Over the last few decades her work has increased in size and scale and is most often seen sited in the landscape. Her part-mythical creatures stalk hilltops, grace public parks and nestle in British copses, and her massive fragmented human forms - eyes, feet and hands -sit in the grounds of country estates like resurrected relics from Classical times.
These monumental bronze and wire sculptures form one side to her practice, which is intensely process-based. But Ryder also draws, casts and prints at scales that range from the very miniature to dimensions that overwhelm and absorb in the same way as her outdoor sculptures.
Ryder's work straddles the realm of mythology and autobiography, fact and fiction, history and memory. She believes passionately in creating works that force a visceral and emotional response from all those who find themselves before them.
Three Dimensions showcases the full range of Sophie's works and includes large galvanised wire work, bronzes, marbles, works on linen and paper, and affordable etchings and prints. The exhibition includes a number of sculptures, such as Transparent Minotaur and Mother and Child (in marble), which have not been seen before.