EVENT18.09.2019 / 6.00pm8.00pm
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Exhibition opening: Barry Flanagan

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Join us to celebrate the opening night of the forthcoming exhibition Barry Flanagan. Pay bar.

The exhibition is supported by Brindleyplace, The Estate of Barry Flanagan and Waddington Custot. Key loans have been made possible through The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art which is supported by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

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1. Barry Flanagan, Heap 3 67′ (1967) Hessian, cloth, sand, Installation photo from Barry Flanagan Light pieces and other works at & Model, Leeds, 2017 © The Estate of Barry Flanagan courtesy Plubronze
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Barry Flanagan
Free Audio Guide This is a major survey of work by Barry Flanagan, one of Britain’s most inventive sculptors, filling Ikon’s two floors of gallery space entirely. Curated by Jo Melvin, it brings together a selection of Flanagan’s iconic bronze sculptures (1980s–90s) alongside earlier works, offering new insights into the interconnectedness of seemingly distinct aspects of his practice. Demonstrating an ongoing experimentation with materials and their properties and a symbiosis between abstraction and figuration, the exhibition challenges the supposition that Flanagan’s later works represent a marked shift in his approach to art-making. Rather, they represent the distillation of his decades-long fascination with ontology, movement and the physicality of the various materials with which he worked.

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