Opening at Gagosian Gallery: Detached by Rachel Whiteread
Apr 15, 2013
Detached, an exhibition of new sculpture by Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963), opened last Thursday (11/04/13) at Gagosian Gallery, London. The show presents a series of new, large-scale works by the British artist, furthering her fascination with notions of abstraction and negative space, brought to form here through the casting process. Recalling her well known earlier works Ghost (1990) and House(1993) the sculptures on display stand as uncanny sites of memory, cast from garden sheds, doors and windows, with her works on paper evoking similar concerns, explored by hand through the trace.
The exhibition catalogue will be available to buy in store soon.
Until then, you might be interested in the following title, currently in stock:
Rachel Whiteread: HouseLondon: Phaidon, 1995. 144pp., illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome. Wrappers, 24.5x21cms.Whiteread's cast of a Victorian terraced house in the East End of London was commissioned by Artangel, and was completed in the autumn of 1993 co-insiding with her winning the Turner prize.