To coincide with the launch of Nature Unwrapped: Sounds of Life at Kings Place, Pangolin London has curated an exhibition that offers an insight into how nature inspires a wide range of sculptors. From the exquisitely arranged feathers of George Taylor or Susie MacMurray to the delicate anatomical drawings of Bryan Kneale nature provides both a material in itself as well as a readily available subject for scrutiny.
David Mach’s brightly coloured All The Fish in The Sea made from dressmakers’ pins celebrates the diversity of nature’s incredible array of pattern yet asks us to question that familiar phrase ‘plenty of fish left in the sea’ with its trophy-like presentation. Abigail Fallis also comments on the sustainability of our oceans in Only Here for the Halibut with its wry sarcasm challenging our rampant consumerism whereas Jon Buck’s Arks for the Anthropocene asks us to celebrate but also consider our fragile ecosystems.
In a recent catalogue essay for Jon Buck’s exhibition Time of Our Lives, Tim Dee noted that ‘Having, one way or another, caged our planet we now feel ourselves a species adrift – we have become unnatural in nature.’ Julie Brook’s work seeks to readdress this by creating work in nature and aims to highlight our increasing disconnect. Her Firestack series created on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides combines the elements with a raw and primal beauty.
Artists respond to the world around us, so it is not surprising that nature has and continues to inspire generations of sculptors. This group exhibition presents a diverse selection of works by both established and emerging sculptors exploring nature, including Bryan Kneale RA, David Mach RA, Susie MacMurray, Julie Brook, Charlotte Mayer, Breon O'Casey, George Taylor and many more.
Please note this is a public space and events happen regularly in this area.
There will be events during the following dates, the gallery might be unaccessible to visit on:
April: 21, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30.
We recommend calling the gallery or emailing us before arranging a visit.