Installation detail, Leeds Art Gallery.
Installation detail, Leeds Art Gallery.

Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture at Leeds Art Gallery

Until 29 March 2019

As part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, this sculpture display features eight works from the collection of Leeds Art Gallery exhibited together for the first time. Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture ‘responds to Phyllida Barlow’s provocation that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’ by considering wood as the most anthropological of materials’. The display includes Stuart Brisley’s Untitled wall relief c1962-63 (seen on left of installation view), a work acquired from the England & Co exhibition: Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006. Brisley’s assemblage ‘is a pivotal early work marking the artist’s transition in the early 1960s from collage and relief into three-dimensional sculpture using found objects…’.