Sprüth Magers Berlin London is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by Anthony McCall featuring ‘Vertical Works’ at Ambika P3, University of Westminster and works on paper at Sprüth Magers London.
Over the past five years McCall has also explored solid-light works that are oriented vertically – projecting downwards from the ceiling onto the floor, forming 10-metre tall, conical ‘tents’ of light, with a base of about 4 metres. Here, the projected line-drawing on the floor is, quite literally, the footprint of the work, with the three dimensional ‘body’ rising up from the floor and finally narrowing to a point at the lens of the projector, well-above one’s head. From the point-of-view of the observer, the vertical pieces create a profoundly different type of encounter. Four of these works, each of them showing in the UK for the first time, will be presented as a single installation in the Ambika P3 exhibition space. The works are Breath (2004), Breath III (2005), Meeting You Halfway (2009) and You (2010).
Anthony McCall was recently awarded a large sculptural commission for 2012 by the Arts Council and the Cultural Olympiad, to realise his Column in North-West England: a sinuous column of cloud that rises from the surface of the water into the sky.
Public opening times:
Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 6pm