Phyllida Barlow @ Royal Academy
February 23, 2019 - June 23, 2019
On the face of it, Phyllida Barlow’s vibrant, large-scale sculptures are always at the point of tipping off an edge, becoming too heavy and unbalanced to stand freely, or overrunning the places she builds them in. But this is all a brilliant illusion.
This spring, Barlow is creating entirely new, site-specific work in our day-lit Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, which she is conceiving as her own interpretation of a residential ‘cul-de-sac’. There will be rooms where her works invade the entire floor space, creating forests of structures, as well less populated areas, inviting speculation and altering your perception.