Frieze Sculpture 2022 at Regent's Park
14TH SEPTEMBER - 13ND NOVEMBER 2022
For this week's #ArtThursday feature we headed to see Frieze Sculpture 2022 in The Regent’s Park. Curated by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park Director) for the tenth consecutive year. The awesome line-up consists of 19 international artists, and it was the perfect way to spend an Autumn day at this public art exhibition.
Frieze Sculpture is free and open to all and runs alongside Frieze London and Frieze Masters, which both take place from 12 to 16 October 2022 in The Regent’s Park, bringing together the world’s leading galleries to celebrate the creative spirit of the city.
Ida Ekblad, BOOK OF BOREDOM, 2022 (Galerie Max Hetzler)
Conveying a rich sense of abundance and corporality, this painted bronze sculpture presents a vibrant composition, filled with fragmented, angular patterns and shapes, from the artist’s own expressive paintings.
Ugo Rondinone, yellow blue monk, 2020 (Gladstone)
Matthew Darbyshire, Hercules Meets Galatea, 2022 (Herald St)
The re-imagining of Greco-Roman figures in Hercules Meets Galatea encourages us to examine the ever-changing lexicon of sculptural motifs including sign, symbol, substance, structure, surface, source and sexuality.
John Giorno, SPACE MIRRORS MIND, 2022 (Almine Rech)
The John Giorno Foundation and Almine Rech present a previously unseen sculpture by John Giorno from the late series entitled Stone Poems: a found glacial granite into which a poetic phrase is engraved.
Alicja Kwade, Tunnel-Tell (Ceci Sera), 2020 (KÖNIG GALERIE & PACE Gallery)
A solid boulder is punctured effortlessly by a stainless-steel tube. Tunnel-Tell (Ceci Sera) examines the space of brute matter by permitting viewers to peer through solid mass. This simple act allegorizes our own limited view of what we call reality.
Jordy Kerwick, Vertical Plane Me, 2022 (Vigo Gallery)
Jordy Kerwick (Australia, b. 1982) transports you into his dream world of mythology, folk law and misadventure, that feel like a reinterpretation of his 10-year-old self’s hopes, dreams and fears. These sculptures carved in Portland Stone are inspired by Ken Webster’s book ‘Vertical Planes’ (1989).
John Wood and Paul Harrison, 10 signs for a park, 2022 (GALERIA VERA CORTÊS)
10 SIGNS FOR A PARK
The kind of signs you see in a park, but not the signs you see in a park.
They don’t point you anywhere, tell you anything or ask anything of you.
They point at themselves, tell you things you already know and only ask you to have a little think.
The kind of think you’d have in a park.
Tim Etchells, Don’t Look Back, 2022 (VITRINE, London / Basel)
A simple idiomatic phrase, cut into weathering steel, asks us to think about it afresh in dialogue with context and landscape.
Harsha’s bronze sculpture Desired for – Arrived at is constructed not on the basis of linearity or logic but on the crooked, visceral movements of desire in our ever-changing positions in life.
Shaikha Al Mazrou (b. 1988, UAE), Red Stack, 2022 (Lawrie Shabibi)
Enlarging her folded steel sculptures, which resemble balloons and displays of origami, Al Mazrou seeks to represent tension, weight and space, borrowing from conceptual art and geometric abstraction, and formally from minimalism.
Ro Robertson, Drench, 2022 (Maximillian William)
The latest manifestation of Ro Robertson’s exploration of the ‘terrain of the queer body’ which welds the figure and landscape as one.
Pablo Reinoso, Speaker’s Corner, 2022 (Waddington Custot, London)
With the convivial grouping of his ‘Speaker’s Corner’, Pablo Reinoso invites you to sit down and relax, to chat with friends or contemplate the beautiful natural surroundings of The Regent’s Park.
Emma Hart, Big Time, 2022 (The Sunday Painter)
Hart makes art that does something; here setting her sculptures to work outside. Radiant ceramic sundials, reinvented with faces, wait for exposure. Each dial is under a different time pressure, taking way too much or not having enough.
Beverly Pepper (1922-2020), Curvae in Curvae, 2013-2018 (Marlborough)
Péju Alatise, Sim and the Yellow Glass Birds, 2022 (kó Art Space, Lagos, Nigeria)
Sim is a nine-year old girl who lives in two worlds. In one world she is a domestic servant in Lagos. In the other world, Sim lives in dreamland with talking birds and butterflies where she can fly.