Tony Cragg & David Brooks Inaugurate New Cass Sculpture Grounds

Tony Cragg

Cass Sculpture Foundation is delighted to announce the celebration of its 20th anniversary with the launch of two new exhibition grounds, the Coastal Field and the Deer Hut Field. These fields have been cleared to host year-long curated exhibitions, which will run alongside the Foundation’s existing programme of exhibiting newly commissioned sculpture.

The fields will be inaugurated with a presentation of sculptures by the British artist Tony Cragg and an exhibition of new work by emerging American artist David Brooks. These mark the Foundation’s commitment to supporting emerging artists while also exhibiting more established masters of sculpture.

‘The curated fields programme at the Foundation introduces a new, focused way of working with emerging and established artists to present considered exhibitions of their work, whether several works or more ambitious pieces than we may normally commission’, said Director Claire Shea.

Tony Cragg – one of the world’s most influential sculptors, and the Turner Prize winner of 1988 – employs the traditional materials of bronze, stone and steel, with his sculptures taking the form of smooth natural shapes or twisting towers of layered matter. At Cass Sculpture Foundation he will present two large scale outdoor fibreglass sculptures – ‘Luke’ (2008), and ‘Current Version’ (2010) from his ‘rational beings’ series, which evoke standing figures spinning on their axes with profiles that materialise and disappear.

David Brooks is best known for his work which considers the relationship between the individual and the manmade and natural environments.  At CSF he will be presenting his newly commissioned sprawling sculpture ‘Picnic Grove’ – a work built out of custom-made outdoor wooden furniture, and spread over a massive 18,000m2 space.

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