Phyllida Barlow

Turner Contemporary

27 May – 24 September 2017

Discover the playful and startling sculptures of an internationally renowned British artist.

Phyllida Barlow, untitled: upturnedhouse, 2, 2012

Throughout her work, Phyllida Barlow uses household and DIY materials, focusing on the physical experience of transforming them into abstract structures. Her large-scale sculptures demonstrate a fascination with subverting the everyday and familiar.

This exhibition includes untitled: upturnedhouse, 2 2012, an excellent example of her hands-on, vigorously physical approach to sculpture. The ‘house’ of the title is turned into a multi-coloured, irregular and precarious construction. Even the materials are turned on their head; what appears to be concrete is actually wood coated in cement.

Barlow is representing Great Britain at the 2017 Venice Biennale, with her installation, folly, in the British Pavilion. Take a look at our UK in Venice page for more information.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun and Bank Holidays, 10am – 6pm
Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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