Rebecca Warren: All That Heavens Allows
Exhibition, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK.
The newly renovated Tate St Ives opens with the major solo exhibition of sculptor Rebecca Warren. A significant British artist, her exuberant, roughly worked sculptures and neon vitrines engage with the canon of art history. Warren first came to prominence in the 1990s and exhibits widely in Europe and the United States. Significantly, this new presentation draws conne ions between her practice to date and the geographical context and artistic legacy of St Ives.
Rebecca Warren (born 1965) is a British visual artist and sculptor., Born in Pinhoe, Exeter and works in London . She is particularly well known for her works in clay and bronze and for her arranged vitrines. The artist currently lives and works in London.
Warren's early sculptures were made primarily using clay. These pieces often depicted the nude female form and tackled themes of sexuality by making reference to other historical works and artists. For instance, Warren's early works have referenced artists as diverse as Robert Crumb, Edgar Degas, and Alberto Giacometti.
Warren's more recent works have included more sculptures made in metal media such as bronze and steel. In 2009, the artist exhibited her first work in welded steel at her exhibition entitled Feelings. In 2009 the Serpentine Gallery exhibited the first major solo survey of her work. In 2010, The Renaissance Society, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, presented Warren's first solo exhibition in an American museum.