A new series of monumental sculptures commissioned as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Following a takeover of Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries and the inaugural exhibition at Hauser and Wirth Somerset last year, Phyllida Barlow’s latest show takes place at The Fruitmarket Gallery as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition.
Utilising a range of materials that wouldn’t look out of place on a building site or scrap heap, Barlow creates enormous structures that push against the confines of the gallery space, often grabbing and crawling across doorways, beams and struts. Plywood, cardboard, fabric, cement and plastic all jostle for attention, creating a lively and explosive environment that often releases surprising moments of harmony and tranquility.
For this major new solo presentation the artist was asked to ‘turn The Fruitmarket Gallery upside down’ and her new series spills from the upper gallery, over the staircase and onto the ground floor.