Institutional Exhibitions
7 November 2013 – 16 February 2014

Bill Woodrow

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Bill Woodrow is one of the group of celebrated British sculptors born in the late 40s and early 50s, who have helped redefine public perceptions of sculpture, a group which also includes Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Tony Cragg and Richard Deacon.

This exhibition will span Woodrow's entire career, from his earliest sculpture created the year after he left St Martin's School of Art to his most recent work, including a new work created for this exhibition. Arranged chronologically, this show will explore some of his best known and critically celebrated series, and will highlight his preoccupation with disassembling and bringing new life and identity to everyday objects as seen in the 'Cut-out' and other series.

Woodrow's humour and inventiveness will be ever-present throughout the exhibition, revealing him to be, as The Sunday Times described him, 'so witty, so snappy, so unknowably deep' and one of the 'biggest achievers' of his generation.


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