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Crushed, Cast, Constructed

Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray

April 2–May 23, 2020
Grosvenor Hill, London

John Chamberlain, Untitled, c. 1967 Galvanized steel, 36 × 28 ½ × 27 ½ inches (91.4 × 72.4 × 69.9 cm), Cy Twombly Foundation© 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zürich

John Chamberlain, Untitled, c. 1967

Galvanized steel, 36 × 28 ½ × 27 ½ inches (91.4 × 72.4 × 69.9 cm), Cy Twombly Foundation
© 2020 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zürich

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Gagosian is pleased to present Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray.

An exploration of three divergent approaches to sculptural process, Crushed, Cast, Constructed juxtaposes works in metal by Chamberlain, Fischer, and Ray, orchestrating a rich conversation around material and method.

Chamberlain, who died in 2011, made sculptures out of used automotive parts and other premanufactured metal components, expanding the rhythmic impulses of Abstract Expressionist painting into three dimensions. In his works, these forms retain the aura of their industrial origins while simultaneously conveying a baroque mannerism. In the late 1960s, Chamberlain began using galvanized steel boxes to create “crushed” sculptures such as Untitled (1967), which juxtaposes pliant curves and sharp angles in an interplay of shadow, contour, and space.

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