Orbits and Ellipses: Sculpture by Nigel Hall RA
Sculptures made by Nigel Hall RA over the thirty-year period since 1986 are a major feature in Canary Wharf’s visual arts programme this autumn. Showing both in the Lobby of One Canada Square and in outdoor locations on the Canary Wharf estate, the exhibition focuses on Hall’s use of elliptical and orbital configurations, which have featured in his work since his early years as a sculptor.
In a wide range of sculptures Nigel Hall has explored the ellipse, using its geometry in expressions of movement and relativity. The change in shaped or linear elements that the viewer experiences when moving round Hall’s sculptures has parallels in the way features and masses are viewed when walking through a landscape, around a room, or along a city street. Shapes appear to change, as do the relationships of elements within a work. Looking at a single sculpture of Hall’s from differing viewpoints is virtually akin to viewing entirely different sculptures
Hall works in bronze, steel and wood on a range of scale from monumental to diminutive. His wooden sculptures are made entirely by his own hand; other works are cast or fabricated in bronze or steel sheet. He invariably makes his work to its definitive scale, rather than producing maquettes or small items to be scaled up at some future time.
Exhibition Tour: Tuesday 27 September, 6-7pm, FREE
Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with Nigel Hall
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