The Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery’s milestone exhibition Fifteen, commencing on 26 September, will showcase luxury sculpture in all its forms, with an extraordinary collection of both large-scale and intricate sculptures, drawings, paintings, and ceramics by the most significant British sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Pangolin London will open a major exhibition featuring an extraordinary collection of over 35 sculptures, drawings, paintings, and ceramics by the greatest British sculptors. The exhibition celebrates creativity, innovation, and the power of sculpture, demonstrating the gallery’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of its specialism in all its forms.
As one of the UK’s leading sculpture galleries, Pangolin London is renowned for focusing on the historical developments of British Sculpture and cutting-edge contemporary. Over the past 15 years, they have represented an impressive stable of established and emerging artists and artist estates, and in doing so, they have curated 90 dynamic exhibitions, produced 60 insightful catalogues and handled over 5,000 spectacular objects.
From a radical AI work by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom to Susie MacMurray’s 300-kilo garment sculpture of Medusa (above) made from chain mail which took over a year to handcraft, Pangolin London’s anniversary exhibition will showcase the most impressive sculpture. Additionally, stunning ceramics by Merete Rasmussen and bold, sculptural drawings by Nigel Hall RA (below) demonstrate the range of media on offer.
The exhibition highlights include work by internationally-acclaimed Lynn Chadwick, whose instantly-recognisable sculptures have cemented his position as a leading figure in the history of British and European sculpture.
Over the past 15 years, Pangolin London has fostered a genuine home for sculpture in the bustling area of Kings Cross. They have watched the area transform around them and have helped to pioneer a vibrant space where creativity flourishes.
Their speciality extends beyond their sleek, specially designed gallery to the public spaces and canal side of the culture hub Kings Place, created by visionary developer Peter Millican and architects Dixon Jones.
Alongside its exhibition programme, Pangolin London is dedicated to supporting sculpture from the grassroots by organising a bi-annual sculpture residency in collaboration with the PJLF Arts Fund. Now looking forward to their sixth residency, this incredible opportunity helps to support casting and exhibition costs, making way for the next generation of sculptors.
Over the years, Pangolin London has helped shape contemporary sculpture’s landscape in the UK and beyond. This 15th-anniversary exhibition is a visual feast, offering visitors a unique opportunity to engage with various sculptural forms and techniques.
Largescale outdoor pieces will be displayed alongside intricate indoor installations providing a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary sculpture scene.
Through Pangolin London’s unique affiliation with Europe’s largest sculpture foundry, Pangolin Editions, the gallery is able to offer an unrivalled service to both collector and artist alike with expertise in all areas of the making, commissioning and installation of sculpture.
Unlike other galleries, Pangolin London is much more than an exhibition space and offers various services such as sculpture consultancy, valuation of works and estates, collection management, shipping, framing and installation services, and providing art historical talks and lectures on sculpture.
Continuing to lead the sculpture world, Pangolin London will launch a new digital platform to promote collecting sculpture this autumn. Full details of this new chapter for Pangolin London will be announced later this year.
Gallery Director of Pangolin London, Polly Bielecka, commented, “We are thrilled to celebrate 15 years of championing modern and contemporary sculpture at Pangolin London. This exhibition is a testament to the incredible talent of our artists and showcases the diverse range of sculptural practices that have evolved over the years”.
- Title: Fifteen: An Anniversary Exhibition
- Dates: 26 September – 4 November 2023
- Times: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
- Location: Pangolin London Gallery, Kings Pace, 90 Kings Way
- Social Media: Twitter @PangolinLondon, Instagram Pangolin.London
- Website: www.pangolinlondon.com
The photography used in this editorial piece is courtesy of the Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery.
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