Willer is pleased to present Lynn Chadwick: Exploring the Abstract, 60 years on, an exhibition of pieces from the renowned 20th Century sculptor’s extensive and significant body of work that have not been shown since the 1960’s, the decade in which they were created.
Even those well versed in Chadwick’s oeuvre are less likely to have seen and be familiar with the sculptures he produced during a very prolific period in the early part of the 1960’s.
The work marked a new departure for the artist, the exploration of more abstract forms, drawing on the combination of geometrical shapes and often overlain with a significant nod to constructivist architecture.
His working methods and the resulting pieces were both innovative and highly original in their day, and continue to be so now, 60 years on.
The aesthetic appeal for the contemporary viewer is unmistakable. The forms, the scale, the varied use of an exceptional range of bronze patinations, the relationships that can be created between the pieces, all attest to the enduring vision of one of the 20th Century greats and its relevance today.