Sculpture, drawing and prints by Chicago-based artist Diane Simpson. Showing four decades of work by the artist focusing on handcrafted sculptures constructed from interlocking fibreboard, plywood and other everyday materials to created forms borrowed from architectural details, clothing and the bodies that inhabit them. The artist's sculptures begin as drawings that visualise details from the history of clothing and design, rotated at 45-degree angles using techniques borrowed from architecture and engineering as well as Chinese and Japanese art. Adding layers of abstraction, Simpson translates these blueprints into three-dimensional space replicating the 45-degree angle perspective. Simpson’s process will be represented in the exhibition through preparatory drawings on graph paper exhibited alongside sculpture. The exhibition includes wall-based, freestanding and suspended work from her seminal Samurai series (1981-82) alongside examples from later bodies of work such as Historical (1984-90), Headgear (1990-96) and Apron (2000-05).
Artist talk 8th February 2020 at 3pm (free booking recommended)
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