Thomas Houseago, 'Baby', 2009
Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery © Thomas Houseago
What Went Down
11.12.2010 — 20.02.2011
This autumn we present new and recent sculptures
Houseago has come to prominence in recent years
Alongside his exhibition at Modern Art Oxford,
What Went Down will later be presented at Museum Abteiberg,
'I'd like [visitors] to have a window into the studio and feel an ambition about what sculpture can be, feel the energy, both positively and negatively...these are the things I am trying to do without irony or anything hidden.'
'Drawing is the beginning of the whole process for me, on every level, and is an activity I have been doing continually since before I could talk or crawl or any of that stuff, so it holds a mystical freedom for me. It's also because sculpture can get so weighed down by craft and technicality and practicality - keeping the act of drawing close is really essential.'
What Went Down is available to purchase in the Gallery's Shop, £30 for a limited period. Call 01865 813800 for further details or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Houseago discusses the inspiration for his sculpture, Baby...