The Hierarchy of Materials
To celebrate the Royal Academy of Arts’ upcoming exhibition Phyllida Barlow RA cul-de-sac, Professor Ann-Sophie Lehmann examines the impact and meaning that material has on sculpture, both historically and in contemporary art.
Phyllida Barlow RA
untitled: cutter 2; 2018–2019
Hessian scrim, PVA, paint, plaster and steel, 60 x 110 x 60 cm
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
© Phyllida Barlow. Photo: Damian Griffiths
Photo credit:© Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photography: Roy Matthews