Phyllida Barlow: dock 2014
31 March – 19 October 2014
dock 2014, the sculptor's largest and most ambitious work to date goes on display in the Duveen Galleries.
dock 2014 consists of seven interrelated sculptures inspired by Tate Britain’s Thames-side location. untitled: dock 5hungblocks for example, consists of five rectangular forms suspended on wooden frames that are reminiscent of the shipping containers carried by boat along the river outside.
Colossal in scale and physically intrusive, the sculptures obstruct the natural path through the Duveen Galleries, inviting visitors to find their own way around the work.
The structures have purposefully been made from inexpensive material such as timber, polystyrene, canvas, cardboard, rope and debris from the artist's studio, in order to contrast with the grand neoclassical architecture in which they have been installed.