One Leg Supporting the Weight of the Body, the Other Slightly Bent
Exhibition in the Long Gallery, Croome Court, Worcestershire (National Trust)
Opening Summer 2015
Meghan Allbright, Chris Clinton, Sorsha Galvin, Katie Hayward, Sevven Kucuk, Jaimini Patel, Sikander Pervez, Camilla Searle and Grace A Williams.
Curated by Anneka French.
There are ten niches carved into the Croome Court’s Long Gallery’s walls. In the past these spaces held Classical figurative sculptures of gods and goddesses including Apollo, Flora, Isis, Venus and Mercury made in plaster stucco. These have since been sold, lost or destroyed.
Nine contemporary artists based in the West Midlands, London and south of England have been invited to make new sculptural works for this room taking these original sculptures as starting points. Their commissioned pieces will be site-specific, responding to the special character, histories and details of Croome’s Capability Brown designed grounds and the interiors of Croome Court, including the Robert Adam designed Long Gallery.
A tenth artist will be invited in Autumn 2015 to work collaboratively with Croome’s volunteers to develop the final work for this exhibition.
Sometimes with a wry sense of humour or a subtlety of gesture, the new works shed light on how a sculpture can engage with its immediate environment and the layered history unique to Croome.