30 January – 9 March 2013
Lisson Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of works by seminal New British Sculpture artist Richard Wentworth, from 30 January – 2 March 2013 at 29 Bell Street. This will be his seventh solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery. In 2009 Wentworth also curated the acclaimed exhibition Boule to Braid at the gallery.
A leading figure in contemporary British Sculpture, Richard Wentworth continues to radically challenge the way we think about the material of the world. His artistic language confronts the way in which objects are used and experienced in the everyday, acquiring independent meaning whilst being tied to systems of grammar and usage.
Working with ready-mades and often incongruous found items, Wentworth transforms, juxtaposes and manipulates them into arrangements that subvert their intended use and undermine their supposedly routine and ‘fixed’ nature. He organises his imagery to be ‘read’ as a text and as a means of negotiating the protocol of forms. The viewer is encouraged to acknowledge the agency of the object and the dialectic relationship that exists between man and things.Read more