Antony Gormley, Lost Horizon I, 2008. Cast iron, each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm. Installation view, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, England. Courtesy of the Artist and PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine) © the Artist. Photo: Stephen White, London
From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created especially for the Royal Academy's Main galleries, this exhibition explores the artist's use of organic, industrial and elemental materials, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. The works reflect Gormley's central focus on the body and space, both in terms of our relationship to the environment around us, and the body itself as a space we all inhabit.
"The body is more a place than an object for me: the body 'in' space and the body 'as' space" Antony Gormley RA Website
Lecture sponsored by Martin and Laurette Read
Sat 5 Oct 3:00pm
Little Missenden Village Hall