Alison Wilding, Deep Water, 1989 Courtesy of the Artist
Alison Wilding: Deep Water
5 July__1 Sept
Deep Water (1989) is one of a group of significant sculptures by Alison Wilding RA that were gifted to public galleries in Britain through the Contemporary Art Society in 2003. This is the first time that this important work from the Gallery’s collection has been on show at the Whitworth.
Alison Wilding is one of Britain’s most respected artists. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1992. In 1999 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts and won a Paul Hamlyn award in 2008. Her works of art often employ contrasting materials and combine opposing qualities, hard and soft, masculine and feminine, light and dark.