Phyllida Barlow: Siege / New Museum, New York

Another of the five new exhibitions that recently opened at the New Museum is a solo show with works by Phyllida Barlow. The exhibition is titled Siege, and it’s the first New York solo exhibition of the work of the British sculptor, who has been an important influence on British sculpture for the past forty years. Barlow began making work in the mid-1960s. She was inspired by Arte Povera and American sculptors like Eva Hesse. In her works she uses disparate substances such as concrete, felt, wooden pallets, polystyrene, and fabric, often within the same work. For the show at the New Museum, Barlow created a new, site-specific sculptural installation in the Museum’s fourth floor gallery. Phyllida Barlow: Siege is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari. Phyllida Barlow was born in 1944 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She currently lives and works in London, England.

Phyllida Barlow: Siege / New Museum, New York. Opening reception, May 6, 2012. Video by Shimon Azulay.

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