Model Forms: Sculpture/Architecture in 50s and 60s Britain

1 Oct 2002 – 5 Jan 2003

Exhibition in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

This exhibition focuses on a period when the formal characteristics of sculpture and architecture often merged, and features works by designers with interests in both fields.

The exhibition aims to ask a number of questions about the relationship between the sculptural maquette and the architectural model. By concentrating on preliminary works, the exhibition also gives an insight into the processes involved in making finished sculptures, while at the same time jettisoning the distracting sense of purpose manifest in finished, large-scale buildings.

Model Forms includes architectural and sculptural models by architects and artists, including Ernő Goldfinger, Victor Pasmore, Mary Martin, and Stephen Gilbert. Toby Paterson's specially commissioned wall work offers a contemporary counterpoint to the display. Paterson, who last worked with the Henry Moore Institute in 2000, recently won the Becks Futures 2002 contemporary art prize.

Organised by the Henry Moore Institute and curated by Dr. Steven Gartside, Model Forms will be put together using loans from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Council in London, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, and several private lenders.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

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