Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s
Turner Prize-nominee Alison Wilding rose to prominence in the late 1970s, counting among her cohort Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg. Though she is best known for abstract sculptures that incorporate unlikely materials like alabaster, beeswax, silk and PVC, this slim exhibition catalog from London’s Karsten Schubert Gallery focuses on 12 drawings from Wilding’s days as an art student. The nine drawings known as “Ethos of the Petrol Station” are accompanied by a revealing text from Peter Cartwright, who relates both his memories of teaching Wilding and the student project that inspired the drawings. An intimate glimpse into at important artist’s origins and growth.
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