Elisabeth Frink: Fragility and Power Exhibition

Friday 22nd June 2018 to Saturday 29th September 2018 - This event has finished

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Time: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5pm
Email: info(at)abbothall.org.uk
Telephone: 01539 722464
Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Town: Kendal
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA9 5AL
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Abbot Hall Art Gallery's main summer show will explore and celebrate the work of one of the most exciting and individual British sculptors of the twentieth century. Never compromising on the development of her own style, Frink ignored the commercial fashions throughout her career, creating works that combine the fragile nature of humanity with its power.

The exhibition will be the first large scale show of work by Frink in the North West for several years and the first time Abbot Hall has dedicated a major exhibition to Frink in Abbot Hall's 55-year history. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with The Ingram Collection.

Showing a selection of Frink's work, made throughout her career, the exhibition will explore her influences, methods and stories, all told using her own words. There will be over 50 works on display including sculpture, maquettes and works on paper, and a number of works on loan from private collectors that have never been seen in public.

The majority of the work will be in the upstairs galleries however Abbot Hall will also site a selection of larger sculpture, including Walking, Madonna, 1981 and Riace lll, 1986, in the Georgian entrance hall and ground floor galleries amongst period interiors and historic works.

Kerri Offord, Head of Curatorial, Lakeland Arts said: “Frink was uncompromising in her creative output, creating exciting and emotive works that were both autobiographical and politically charged. Her individual style and unique subjects bucked the main trends of the twentieth century, yet her work was always in style.”

Fragility and Power coincides with increased attention on the sculptor who was born in Suffolk in 1930 and died in Dorset on 18 April 1993.

Adult admission £7.70 - Free entry for students and children

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