Antony Gormley - Model, White Cube (Bermondsey)
White Cube Bermondsey has had its space transformed. From the the moment one approaches the doors, looking through the large glass down a single white corridor peppered with black objects.
Journeying down this corridor, cast metal sculptures form the positions of humans, squatting in corners or leaning against walls. Much like Gormley’s other renowned pieces of art, he is able to capture such emotion with such a cold material.
The size of Mark within 9x9x9 is particularly striking. It does not seem to, on first glance at least, represent anything that we know as human. With limbs jutting out at 90 degree angles and reaching towards the ceiling, it exclusively holds your attention.
Model is a vast piece which occupies the entire South Gallery II, a piece of sculpture which may well become as important in Gormley’s history as Domain Field or Another Place. Model is multi-sensory. From just witnessing the scale of this purpose-built piece of art to the sudden loss of light when entering through the foot of a gargantuan metal person, to the feel of cold metal on one’s fingertip as the darkness draws ever closer.
Model is an experience, a highly personal exhibition which has a way of reflecting oneself onto cold blocks of steel. White Cube describe it as ‘a site of transformation’ and it does just that.
This exhibition is being displayed at White Cube, Bermondsey until February 10th.
Link: White Cube Antony Gormley Model