Copper in the Arts

April 2018

Rare Andrew Lord Bronzes on view at Gladstone64

By Robyn Jasko

New York’s renowned Gladstone 64 recently unveiled a new exhibition of cast bronze sculptures by Andrew Lord. The bronze works on view are exhibited as part of the artist’s solo installation on the Bluhm Family Terrace at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Installation view, Andrew Lord: unslumbrous night, at Gladstone 64, 2018.
Photo courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.
Photography by David Regen.

“This body of work began with an ending, when I left a studio of many years on the Bowery and went to Paris looking for something unknown, because Paris is where I have the clearest memory of finding something unknown in the 1970s,” says Lord. “A mural in the Petit Palais, The Hours of the Day and the Night by Paul Baudouin, seemed to describe my search without a clear aim, spent assembling images that described the finality of time and the fragility of the human condition.”

Lord says he was greatly influenced by his travels to Paris.

“In Paris, I re-discovered what I’d found there once before; Corot, Monet and Picasso. In particular two paintings by Picasso overwhelmed me: Death of Casagemas and Large Nude in a Red Armchair. Later, working in New Mexico, trying to make sense of these images, I added what surrounded me there; the night sky, a new moon, a candle and the constellations and I renamed these works ‘unslumbrous night’, which I took from Keats’ “Endymion” because it seemed to describe the sleepless nights and racing thoughts of giving shape and form to these ideas.”

In conjunction with this exhibition, five of these bronze works were part of a special two-person presentation featuring Andrew Lord and Amy Sillman at Gladstone Gallery’s booth at TEFAF New York, from May 4 to 8.

Andrew Lord was born in 1950 in Rochdale, England and works in Europe and New York. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at international institutions, including: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England; Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands; Camden Arts Centre, London; and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. The artist’s work is held in many public collections, including: The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Britain, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among many others. In 2014, Lord was resident at Cité International des Arts Paris.


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