at the New Art Centre,
19th November 2016 – 29th January 2017
open daily 11am - 4pm
Anthony Caro, Ian Dawson, John Gibbons, Guy Martin and John Wallbank Curated by Jenny Dunseath and Mark Wilsher
From the early stages of his career Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) employed young artists as studio assistants in his Camden studio. This exhibition, and the recently published book of interviews of the same title, highlights the role of the artist's assistant in the story of twentieth century British sculpture. It asks questions about originality, authenticity, and authorship. Fundamentally it underlines the crucial importance of relationships and a sense of community within a creative workplace.
This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see how artists unified by the forefather of British sculpture explore the language of sculpture today. Four assistants from five successive decades of employment are represented here with recent works, alongside pieces by Caro that were made during their respective eras in the studio.
The works of Guy Martin, John Gibbons, Ian Dawson and John Wallbank all demonstrate the different ways in which the evolution of sculptural language has been negotiated. Each artist contributes to the development and progression of sculpture, continually questioning and challenging their foundations. They reflect a fundamental shift from hands-on, process-based sculpture towards the expanded field. All of the pieces in this exhibition demonstrate a kind of learning that is rooted deeply in the processes of the studio and in spending time with someone committed to medium-specificity.
Saturday 19th November
Talks and events:
Talks by featured artists and curators will happen throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Artist Boss and Roche Court Educational Trust organise a programme of tours, discussions, projects and workshops, all of which are open to students, teachers, communities and specialist groups.
For schools and educational groups there is a small charge per student. To book a date for a group visit or for further information please click here or contact Emma Kerr (01980 862802 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photography is not allowed of the house
Please do not bring dogs. We do not have a café or picnic facility
Books and postcards can be purchased from the front of the house
There are lavatory facilities available
There is limited disabled access, please contact us prior to your visit
Group Visits: Parties of 5 or more must be pre-booked