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Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren, who first exhibited with Matthew Marks Gallery in 2005, is a sculptor working in a variety of materials, including clay, bronze, and steel. She also constructs vitrines and wall-based collages using neon, wool, pompoms, paper, thread, and less identifiable materials.
Warren’s bronze and raw-clay sculptures are protean, corporeal presences. Sometimes cartoonish or eroticized, they are like beings made from parts of other beings, or figures in different postures at different times. When painted, their surfaces blend areas that evoke flesh, fabric, light reflection, or simply pigment itself. Conversely, the large steel constructions establish a kind of elegant negative presence, like extra-dimensional intrusions into a given space. Her vitrines are neon-lit dioramas of places, moments, or states beneath the surfaces of the world, while the collages operate like signs announcing pleasurable but hard-to-pinpoint states of mind, slices of reality materialized almost — but not quite — without her aid.

Warren (born 1965) was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and the Vincent Award in 2008. She has had one-person exhibitions at numerous museums, most recently the Musée National Eugène Delacroix in Paris (2018), Tate St. Ives in England (2017), Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles in France (2017), and the Dallas Museum of Art (2016). Her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and is in the permanent collection of museums across Europe and the United States. She lives and works in London.

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Museum Exhibitions
The Hepworth Wakefield Garden
The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Opens Aug 9, 2019