Lisson Gallery

Richard Deacon: Range

London, 30 November 2005 – 28 January 2006

Richard Deacon: Range

“To be sure, it is almost impossible to name a typical Deacon. Each piece represents a new adventure, the possibility of moving off in a direction not previously taken.”
Phyllis Tuchman, New World Order Richard Deacon, p.39

Richard Deacon has been a leading figure in British sculpture since the 1980s. His consistently innovative use of form and his interest in materials and their manipulation make him one of the most inventive artists of our time. Throughout his career, Deacon has worked with a diverse range of materials including laminated wood, polycarbonate, leather cloth, stainless steel and most recently clay. His constructions are often of unexpected scale, ranging from the domestic to the monumental.

Following his recent solo show at Tate St Ives, this exhibition entitled Range is a body of new work incorporating earthenware, photographs and stainless steel. The title draws on the multiplicities of practice within a given form as well as the diversity of media, materials, surface effects and scale employed. The title also finds literal expression in five ink drawings that are collaged into photographs of the American prairie and of mountain ranges.

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