Phyllida Barlow: Peninsula (2004)

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Discover Phyllida Barlow's sculpture work with 'Peninsula' from 2004

SCALE
The resulting exhibition comprised nine sculptures, some of considerable size and others of a more intimate, personal scale.
MATERIAL
Barlow makes large-scale sculpture from low-tech, mundane materials like rubber, tarpaulin, polythene, bitumen, concrete, paint, foil, rags and plaster.
INSTALLING THE WORK
The construction of the works is informed by the sculptural possibilities of form, mass, volume, space and scale. For Barlow, these materials have the advantage of being cheap and readily available, but more importantly they lack the gravitas and status of traditional sculptural materials of stone and metal.
PENINSULA
The title of the show, Peninsula, reflects some of the physical characteristics of the Level 4 gallery space, and its relationship to the city and in turn the city's relationship to the rest of the country. It might also be seen as a metaphor for personal and political relationships and notions of independence and reliance. 

Image: Colin Davison
© BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Image: Colin Davison
© BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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