As you may remember, I promised to post another more detailed report on the Joana Vasconcelos sculpture exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. See post here for the short version and my quick sketch of this cheeky chicken !
The Sculptures in the Underground Gallery
The sculptures in the park were fabulous. But the ones in the famous Underground Gallery were just as impressive. To explain, the image above shows a huge soft sculpture, sumptuous fabrics covered in embroidery and collage. Actually, it represents a mythical female warrior you may have heard of – a Valkyrie.
As you can see, the massive stiletto shoes above were made out of saucepans! You’ve probably worked out that the overall theme of the exhibition is female identity
In contrast, the chilling Beretta handgun sculpture in the image above is put together using old , black telephones!
To be honest, this is just a small snapshot of the glorious sculpture exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos. And, if you are in the area ( West Yorkshire, UK ) , it really is not to be missed. If you want to see more just click here
Artist’s Inspiration at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from the Sculpture Exhibition
To tell you the truth, I visit the park quite often. And I have lots of sketches of the grounds and the exhibitions in my sketchbooks . So, to finish off with, I would like to show you some of them
It’s a permanent installation by Ai Weiwei. And if you look closely, you can see the rusty metal structure bolted together.
One of the strange creatures from the KAWS exhibition – about 10 foot high and painted in pastel pink and white.
And, finally, a view over the park to the Longside Gallery, which also belongs to the sculpture park. I did all of these sketches in place and fairly quickly!
I hope that this report whets your appetite a little for the spectacular sculptures on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park