Thomas Houseago: The Beat of the Show (Outdoor sculpture)

29 July 2011 - 21 June 2012. Tues - Sun, 10am - 5.30pm

Thomas Houseago, “Reclining Figure (For D.V.)”, wood, aluminium, 2008. Courtesy of the artist
Thomas Houseago, 'Reclining Figure (For D.V.)', wood, aluminium, 2008. Photograph by Paul Nesbitt. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner, New York.


The first major outdoor exhibition of sculptures by the British  artist Thomas Houseago ever to be staged, The Beat of the Show comprised of new and recent large-scale works, mostly in bronze and  exhibited  for the first time. One of the most original and compelling sculptors of his generation, Thomas Houseago is known for his often monumental  sculptures which subvert classical and modernist forms using a variety  of materials (wood, clay, plaster, iron and steel); a synthesis of  abstraction and figuration, they clearly reveal the process of making  and often contain elements of the drawing which lies at their core.

 Thomas Houseago, “Gold S-Bend (Sunset)”, bronze, 2009.

 Thomas Houseago, “Gold S-Bend (Sunset)”, bronze, 2009.  Photograph by Paul Nesbitt.  Courtesy Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Private Collection.

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