Andrew Logan: The Joy of Sculpture


We’re delighted to present Andrew Logan The Joy of Sculpture, a solo exhibition spanning 50 years of practice from one of Britain’s most iconic artists. 

Andrew – sculptor, painter, and jewellery artist – is known for challenging convention, mixing media and playing with artistic values. The Joy of Sculpture presents a collection of work – from large-scale sculptures, mirror portraits and jewellery, and archive displays from his infamous Alternative Miss World competitions. Including new creations and those never shown before, this exhibition brings together all areas of Logan’s practice in a single place.  

Andrew’s artwork reflects his unrelenting, and infectious, passion, joy and energy. Smashed glass and found objects are transformed, becoming flamboyant, colourful and glittering objects, in all shapes and sizes. 

Key works within The Joy of Sculpture include Goldfield, Mirror Portraits and The Arum Lily Record Player.

First commissioned by the Whitechapel Gallery in 1976, Goldfield will see the half of the gallery transformed into a giant wheat field.  

Mirror Portraits is based on Andrew’s family and friends – including visionaries Derek Jarman, Scarlett Cannon, and Duggie Fields. A four-metre-high mirror portrait of Duggie will be displayed to the public for the first time.  

The Arum Lily Record Player sculpture will play a different daily record, selected by Andrew, at various times throughout the day.

Our Bonington Vitrines will house archive material from Andrew’s celebrated Alternative Miss World competition. The infamous pageant, inspired by the Crufts dog show, was started in 1972 and hosted by Logan – who acts as both host and hostess. Contestants and judges over the years have included David Hockney, Ruby Wax, Leigh Bowery, Grayson Perry, and Zandra Rhodes. 

Accompanying The Joy of Sculpture will be a programme of public events, as well as a commissioned essay by Lynda Morris, curator, writer and Andrew’s acquaintance.

This exhibition has been curated by Joshua Lockwood-Moran, Assistant Curator at Bonington Gallery.

 


Exhibition Preview – opening weekend

We’ll be opening our doors for a preview of this incredible exhibition on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021, 12 – 6 pm daily. Everyone is welcome – just reserve your free place online and drop in.

Reserve your free place for The Joy of Sculpture preview on Saturday 25 September

Reserve your free place for The Joy of Sculpture preview on Sunday 26 September

 



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Exhibition

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Mon 27 Sep 2021 - Sat 11 Dec 2021

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This exhibition is open to the general public and admission is free.



Preview

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Thu 1 Jan 1970

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If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to confirm your attendance.


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