Gallery celebrates over 25 years of Brighton alumni Rachel Whiteread’s acclaimed sculpture with exhibition opening on 12 September.
The show is described by Tate as “one of the most comprehensive exhibition to date of one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast the surfaces and volume of everyday objects and architectural space, she creates evocative sculptures that range from the intimate to the monumental.”
Above: Untitled (Book corridor) 1997-98. Plaster and steel 2220 x 4270 x 5230 mm. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Photograph courtesy of the artist © Rachel Whiteread.
Whiteread graduated from Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) in 1985 and was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993.
Above: Untitled (Amber bed) 1991. Rubber510 x 360 x 400 mm, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nimes. Photograph courtesy of the artist © Rachel Whiteread.
Her most famous works include House 1993–1994, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished and Untitled (100 Spaces) 1995 and Untitled (Staircase) 2001. The exhibition will also include new pieces that have never been previously exhibited.
Main image: Line Up 2007-8. Plaster, pigment, resin, wood and metal (eighteen units, one shelf) 285 x 400 x 250 mm. Private Collection, New York. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Mike Bruce © Rachel Whiteread.