Nicholas Pope: Ten Big Words
Venue – Lightbox
Dates – Thursday 7 July 2014 – Sunday 25 September 2014
Ten Big Words – lie kill love steal envy rest cheat fear obey honour.
Like that of many of his peers who emerged in the 1970s, who were preoccupied with finding a new and distinctive sculptural language, Nicholas Pope’s work marked a disassociation from an earlier generation and he began to be known for using mainly natural materials, which he carved, or more simply, stacked and assembled.
Following his 1980 exhibition representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Pope visited Zimbabwe and Tanzania: an experience that affected the rest of his life and twisted his artistic practice completely.
In a move towards softer, more malleable materials such as glass, porcelain, textiles, moulded aluminium and ceramics, Pope began to make abstract works that reference complicated themes of spirituality, suicide and society.
Ten Big Words – lie kill love steal envy rest cheat fear obey honour, is part of Sticky Intimacy – a group exhibition featuring Katie Cuddon, Emma Hart and Nicholas Pope.