Sarah Whitfield (Ed.)
Acanthus, asymmetrically is both the title of a new site-specific wall piece made by British sculptor Alison Wilding (b. 1948) for her London galleries entrance hall and her accompanying exhibition at the Offer Waterman Gallery (2017). A petite but elegant catalog documents the wall work along with twelve new pieces, ranging from works on paper, prints, and sculptural works. The title was inspired by the gallery being located in the former headquarters of William Morris & Co.—its founder being one of the greatest designers of the nineteenth century, a pivotal figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and world-renowned for his wall paper and fabric designs. Wilding’s wall piece incorporates the iconic acanthus motif of Morris, with her own handprinted wallpaper, bringing it together with a deliberate asymmetry typical of Wilding’s sculptures. Wilding’s work has been extensively collected with solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery (1985), MoMA New York (1998), a retrospective at Tate Liverpool (1991) and a survey at the Tate Modern (2013).
Softcover / 9 ½ x 10 in. / 72 pp / Full color
Retail Price: $28.00
OFFER WATERMAN GALLERY, LONDON