'Stacked' by Pia Wüstenburg

William Benington Gallery, 20 Arlington Way Islington, London

Event location:
William Benington Gallery, 20 Arlington Way Islington EC1R 1UY
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 to
Sat 4th Jan 2014

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Where:William Benington Gallery, 20 Arlington Way Islington, London EC1R 1UY
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 Thursday: 11.00 - 19.00 or buy appointment
Picture of 'Stacked' by Pia Wüstenburg

About the event

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say
in any other way... things I had no words for” - Georgia O’Keefe

William Benington Gallery London is delighted to present a curated
selection of Pia Wustenberg’s exceptional Stacking Vessels. Consisting
of all new work including the largest pieces she has produced to date,
Stacked will be Pia’s first solo exhibition and the first exhibition
to engage with the pieces as sculptural objects.

Identity is central to many artists work, but Pia has chosen to
reflect hers within the manufacture of each Stacking Vessel. The
individual stackable sections of the Vessels are handmade under Pia’s
direction by craftsmen in Finland, Germany and Britain (representing
Pia’s parentage and where she now lives and works). When combined, the
Stacking Vessels can be read as a self portrait of the artist’s
cultural identity, when unstacked they transform into functional
design objects.

The sculptures are a convergence of ideas and aesthetics, a push and
pull balancing act. As much contemporary design as they are
contemporary sculpture, they draw us in with vivid colour and elegant
form then ask us questions about identity, the role of the artist, and
the decline (or resurgence) of skilled craft.

Official Link: http://www.williambeningtongallery.co.uk

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