Phyllida Barlow: set
27.06.15 – 18.10.15
A major exhibition of new work made specially for The Fruitmarket Gallery by Phyllida Barlow, one of the international art world’s brightest stars. Born in Newcastle in 1944, and with a career spanning five decades, Barlow is known for monumental sculpture made from simple materials such as plywood, cardboard, fabric, plaster, paint and plastic. Physically impressive and materially insistent, her sculptures are inspired by the outside world, and with the experience of living and looking.
Barlow’s exhibition set out, in her own words, to ‘turn the Gallery upside down’. A new series of large sculptures engulfed The Fruitmarket Gallery in art, spilling from the upper gallery over the staircase and into the ground floor, enticing the visitor from the street and into a new world.