Barry Flanagan - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Exhibition, Waddington Custom Galleries, London, UK.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barry Flanagan (º1941) focusses on the early career of the British sculptor. A survey of works from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the exhibition includes a selection of Barry Flanagan's key early explorations in material and form instrumental in shaping his later career, some having not been exhibited for over 30 years. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral reveals the variety of mediums Barry Flanagan utilised, natural and manmade, including sand, plaster, cloth, metal, stone and bronze. His questioning, sometimes irreverent approach to the creation of his sculptures challenged the nature of these materials, in particular how they could be affected by forces such as heat or gravity, determining their final form. He also uses photography and film in his practice.