Peter Randall-Page: Large Stone Sculptures

The Fruit of Mythological Trees, 1992 Image 1 of 2
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03.04.92 - 14.06.92
Pavilion Gallery and Formal Terrace
Peter Randall-Page is one of Britain’s leading sculptors carving in stone. His deeply moving sculptures are sometimes calm and contemplative, recalling a variety of organic forms found in nature – fossils, fruit, pods and shells. At other times, evolving from the forms of knots and coils, they are immensely powerful and expressive, full of virility and adventure. Their immaculate surface, detail and curvaceous rhythm evoke life forces simply, directly and with great beauty.

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This exhibition was Peter Randall-Page’s first major retrospective. It offered an unparalleled opportunity to see approximately 50 sculptures, ranging from intimate stone carvings and bronzes to a series of magnificent, monumental works, the most recent of which were sensual carvings in dark Kilkenny limestone, as well as 40 bold charcoal drawings, including one series entitled Fruiting Bodies, which measures 12 x 32ft. Nine large stone carvings, some newly completed and never before seen in public, were dramatically sited on the Formal Terrace at YSP.