BARBARA HEPWORTH: WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE │ Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria → 28 September 2014

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Bābra Hepẉʈ, TWSO III (GAḶTEA), 1958

Fôṭgraf: Tôni West Ftogṛfi

(Posted 21 August 2014. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Aḅt Hwl’z suṃrexibišn fôc̣sz on wn v ɖ grtst ātists v ɖ twentịʈ senčri, Dêm Bābra Hepẉʈ (1903-1975). Apāt fṛm Bābra Hepẉʈ: A Retṛspectv at Têt Liṿpūl in 1994, ɖs z ɖ frst significnt xibišn v hr wrc in ɖ Nwʈ West fr ovr sixti yirz. It wl cnten sm v Hepẉʈ’s most îconic sculpčrz includñ Strñd Figr (Crly), 1956, Twso III (Gaḷtea), 1958, n Mūnfwm, 1968, alñsd prints, fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra dītelñ ɖ ātist’s lîfloñ rlešnšp wɖ ɖ landscep. Lêcḷnd Āts r wrcñ clôsli wɖ ɖ Hepẉʈ Istet t sikr ci wrcs az wel az borowñ fṛm našnl instityšnz fr ɖs impwtnt xibišn.

Ɖ landscep pṛvîdd unndñ inspirêšn fr Hepẉʈ’s āt. Fṛm ɖ ruf n rugid West Rîdñ landscep xpirı̣nst in hr čîldhd t ɖ idilic vyz v St Îvz in Cwnẉl, fr Hepẉʈ landscep wz fwṃtv, multīfasitd n constntli stimyletñ. Š stêtd I, ɖ sculptr, am ɖ landscep. I am ɖ fwm n I am ɖ holo, ɖ ʈrust n ɖ contur. Hepẉʈ’s comntri on ɖ subjct z xtnsv n ɖs xibišn wl drw on hr wrdz, hr fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra alñsd hr sculpčrz t gv a ynīc insît intu ẇt š wz bʈ inspîrd bî, n hâ š cntribytd t a pspšn v landscep.

Born in Wêcfīld in 1903, Hepẉʈ trênd az a sculptr at Līdz Scūl v Āt n ɖ Royl Colij v Āt. Alñsd Henri Mur, Hepẉʈ bcem a līdñ figr in ɖ ny muvmnt asošietd wɖ drct cāvñ. Hepẉʈ’s frst retṛspctv šo wz held at Templ Nysm, Līdz in 1943, n š reprizntd Britn at ɖ 25ʈ Venis Bienāle in 1950. Jrñ ɖ 1950z š bcem incrīsñli istablišt, rsīvñ svṛl mêjr cmišnz fr public sculpčr, includñ a cmišn fr ɖ Festivl v Britn in 1951. Hepẉʈ wz an actv membr v ɖ St Îvz Scūl v ātists ẇč includd hr huzbnd, Ben Niclsn az wel az Nâm Gābo, Pītr Laňn n Patric Heṛn. Hr inṭnašnl standñ wz cnfrmd ẇn š wz awōdd ɖ Grand Prîz at ɖ 1959 Sâ Pâlu Bienāl.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT

FIGRZ IN A LANDSCEP, nretd bî Sesl De Luis, 1953 (xtract)

One thought on “BARBARA HEPWORTH: WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE │ Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria → 28 September 2014

  1. I think wood is just perfect, very tactile, shame we can’t touch it in an exhibition….

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