Katherine Gili at Canary Wharf
Well-regarded for her sculptures in mild steel, this exhibition traces Katherine Gili’s creativity and skill in using this heavy industrial material over five decades. She was one of the many sculptors who benefitted from the example of Sir Anthony Caro at Saint Martin’s School of Art, where he taught from 1953 to 1981. However, Gili developed a highly individual way of working iron and steel, moving on from making welded compositions in steel sheet to creating forged elements brought together through welding. This soon marked her out from her contemporaries at the Stockwell Depot, an artists’ collective and exhibiting space where she was the only female sculptor.
This exhibition shows how the density and inherent weight of iron can express levity, precarious balance and the energy of movement. Gili’s work is large, but not monumental in today’s terms, and she also works to medium and small scale, experimenting with clay and bronze, some fine examples of which are included.
Katherine Gili is represented by Felix & Spear
Exhibition Tour: Tuesday 12 February, 6.30-7.15pm, FREE
Curator Ann Elliott tours the exhibition with Katherine Gili
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