Thur 5 Dec, 7.30pm
Mulled Wine Reception from 6.30pm
ICIA East Building 1.1, University of Bath
Richard Deacon is a leading figure in British sculpture and has been surprising us with sculptures of supreme beauty for over thirty years. It is often the tension between these two aspects – the unusual, perhaps organic shape, with a surface skin that is both of the work and alien to it – that makes Deacon’s art so striking. Known for his imaginative and sometimes unexpected use of materials (leather, concrete, laminated wood, steel, marble and ceramics), his uncanny way of seeing an object in space often raises more questions that it answers.Deacon won the Turner Prize in 1987 and the Robert Jakobsen Prize, Museum Wurth, Kunzelsau, Germany in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France, and in 1998 was elected a Royal Academician. Deacon was made CBE in 1999. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London.
We are delighted to welcome him to Bath for this season’s Artist Lecture.
£10, £8 Concs/Uni Staff, £5 All students
Running time: approx. 1 hour
Dates and times
05 Dec 2013 – 19:30 (Thu)
Visit the website to book: https://www.bath.ac.uk/icia/events/preview.php