Go See – London: ‘Antony Gormley: Test Sites’ at White Cube through July 10, 2010

June 14th, 2010

Breathing Room III
(2010) by Antony Gormley, via White Cube

Currently on view at the White Cube, Mason’s Yard in London is an exhibition of new works by Antony Gormley. The artist has created a new-site specific installation and a new series of cast-iron block work sculptures. The works aim to depict how time engages with objects and how in turn objects influence human beings.

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Breathing Room III
(2010) by Antony Gormley, via White Cube

Gormley exhibits Breathing Room III (2010) in the lower gallery room, the third in this series of works which involve the viewer’s involvement in a shifting ground. The work is made from 15 inter-connecting photo-luminescent space frames; the total volume is equivalent to that of the internal gallery space. The installation encourages the viewer to participate with the work where time and light are the principle elements. Instead of engaging with a defined sculptural space the individual must pace themselves amidst intense bursts of light and total darkness.

Breathing Room III
(2010) by Antony Gormley, via White Cube

On the ground floor are a series of sculptural works which further reveal the artist’s interest in the human body and how it engages with the constructed world. Made from massive blocks stacked on top on of one another and dispersed throughout the gallery space, these works refer to the tension of our everyday urban setting.

Ground Floor Gallery at the White Cube by Antony Gormley, via White Cube

British sculpture Antony Gormley (1950) continues to live and work in London. His work is displayed in major galleries and museums throughout the world. In 1994 he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize.

Ground Floor Gallery View by Antony Gormley, via White Cube

Related Links:
Exhibition Page [White Cube]
Antony Gormley Test Site at White Cube, SW1 [Times On]
Antony Gormley, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London [The Independent]
Antony Gormley Blinds Viewers with Brillance in new London Show[Evening Standard]
Antony Gormley Creates a Major New Installation at the White Cube [Artdaily]