November 27 2020

Gallery reopens its doors on 2 December

Waddington Custot presents a physical realisation of its ABMB online presentation

Following the recent change in restrictions, Waddington Custot reopens its Cork Street gallery on 2 December with Art Basel Miami Beach in London, a physical realisation of its online Art Basel Miami Beach 2020 presentation. The gallery invites people to visit the exhibition in groups from their own households.


The group show explores the impact of negative space within the work of 20th and 21st century artists, demonstrating how line and drawing play a crucial role in mapping out imagined spatial configurations. 


The works in this presentation demonstrate the translation of drawing into the three-dimensional; towering monumental installations protrude from the walls, and curl up from floors, while the negative space of the picture plane is variously architecturally structured, or revealed through light and shade.


Art Basel Miami Beach in London includes works by Peter Blake, Enrico Castellani, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Jean Dubuffet, Barry Flanagan, Peter Halley, Hans Hartung, Frank Stella and Bernar Venet among others.


A recent large-scale drawing by Bernar Venet, who is now represented by Waddington Custot, is shown alongside one of the artist's iconic Indeterminate Line sculptures. This large scale work, created in rolled steel, shows the French artist’s approach to conceptualising and configuring space.

The gallery will remain open until 23 December before our annual winter closure.