June 26, 2019
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Critic’s Pick of Yorkshire Sculpture International: Tau Lewis.

Could the new Yorkshire Sculpture International initiative turn the northern England region into a new hotspot in Europe for sculpture, providing a viable alternative to the acclaimed German festival Sculpture Projects Münster? The UK artist Phyllida Barlow has provided a curatorial thesis for the festival: “Sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms” (or, as the YSI website states, there is a basic human impulse to make and connect with objects).

The ambitious new festival takes place across four partner venues: the Leeds-based Henry Moore Institute, the Leeds Art Gallery, the Hepworth Wakefield and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 29 September 2019. The event encompasses a wealth of new commissions, more than ten exhibitions and an associate artist scheme. We picked out some highlights.

One of the most impressive aspects of the festival is the inclusion of artists showing woks for the first time in the UK. Toronto-born Tau Lewis presents a series of works made from discarded or donated textiles, including a large-scale quilt entitled The Coral Reef Preservation (2019). This absorbing, unsettling patchwork, awash with aquatic life forms, harks back to her childhood home.

One of the most impressive aspects of the festival is the inclusion of artists showing works for the first time in the UK. Toronto-born Tau Lewis presents a series of works made from discarded or donated textiles, including a large-scale quilt entitled The Coral Reef Preservation Society (2019). This absorbing, unsettling patchwork, awash with aquatic life forms, harks back to her childhood home.

To view the full article please visit The Art Newspaper. 

For more information about Tau Lewis please contact the gallery:

info@coopercolegallery.com
+1.416.531.8000

 

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