Richard Tuttle, TheStars: Bury St, SW1

1 October - 14 November 2020
  • For The Wind, 2019
  • TheStars TheStars TheStars TheStars TheStars TheStars

    TheStars

    Richard Tuttle’s new body of sculptures entitled TheStars were made during the summer of 2019 at his home and studio in Mount Desert, Maine.  Presented on shelves measuring 32.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 3/4 x 12 x 12 in), the works are small in scale and each sculpture’s spontaneous construction belies an unparalleled potency and elegance. 

     

    TheStars bears a clear resemblance to some of Tuttle’s early work from the 1970s, such as his iconic Rope Piece (1974), which came to typify his bold approach to scale. As well as in their size, the modest, simple materials employed in TheStars share the same essence characteristic of the sculptural language used throughout the artist's career. Made predominantly from plywood, paint, paper and metal wire, each work sits atop its own hand-made shelf, annotated by Tuttle with its particular title, and secured to the wall with a single nail.

  • I'm Thinking Of How The Winter Looks, 2019
  • 'These works are about being someplace, either, we are not there yet or are planning to go. They are little...
    "These works are about being someplace, either,
    we are not there yet or are planning to go.
    They are little energies to help-- exciting lights for the way."
     
    - Richard Tuttle
  • It Felt Like This, 2019
  • TheStars marks a new stage in the continued evolution of Tuttle’s distinctive vocabulary whilst also reflecting something of its origins.

    This new series – like all Tuttle’s work – remains deeply sensitised to the interplay between the most granular, material experiences and a sense of an immense, perhaps cosmic, ambitious unknowability.

  • Complimentary, 2019
  • Going to Argentina, 2019
  • Brother, 2019
  • On the occasion of the exhibition, a new publication featuring these works alongside poems by the artist has been published...

    On the occasion of the exhibition, a new publication featuring these works alongside poems by the artist has been published by Modern Art. Designed by Studio Mathias Clottu, edition of 500 copies. 

     

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  • Photography by Robert Glowacki. 
    Video by Harry Crowder. 
    All images courtesy of the artist and Modern Art, London and Pace Gallery, New York.

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