Underground Gallery, Garden Gallery + open air | 27 June 2009 - 11 April 2010
This extensive exhibition brought together new and recent sculpture and works on paper by one of Britain’s foremost artists. Peter Randall-Page used the large spaces of the Underground Gallery as a catalyst and platform for an ambitious range of work which has extended his practice and given expression to ideas developed over many years. New pieces included a striking, innovative series of wall works in fired clay based on geometry and symmetry, and two monumental Kilkenny limestone carvings.
All aspects of Randall-Page’s practice were represented in this exhibition, including his working processes through the display of maquettes and models in the Project Space. The Garden Gallery featured small-scale objects and works on paper, with the lawns around the Underground Gallery framing a wonderful range of large-scale sculptures.
Randall-Page’s work is informed at every turn by a lifelong study of organic form. Nature’s myriad complexities are a source of ongoing fascination to him, from the underlying mathematical principles that drive life and growth to the incredible patterns and forms found in the natural world. An intelligent and astute artist, Randall-Page references music, ancient artefacts, science, mathematics, geometry, botany; he has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and a longing to investigate the minutiae of the world around him.
Peter Randall-Page has produced two limited editions exclusively for YSP to mark the opening of his exhibition. This represents a wonderful opportunity to purchase the artist’s work, which is held in many important collections internationally, including Tate, British Museum, Oxford University, the Contemporary Art Society, and the British Council.
Dulwich Picture Gallery – Meet Peter Randall-Page this June
Peter Randall-Page will speak about his practice at Dulwich Picture Gallery on 22 June 2011. This talk celebrates Dulwich Picture Gallery’s bicentenary and its acquisition of Walking the Dog by Peter Randall-Page which stands in the Gallery garden.
For more information visit dulwichpicturegallery.co.uk