Daniel Silver

Daniel Silver, installation view, 2019,
The New Art Gallery Walsall

This major solo exhibition by acclaimed contemporary sculptor Daniel Silver celebrates the Gallery’s longstanding commitment to sculpture, and making links between historic and contemporary art, in the 60th anniversary year of Jacob Epstein’s death.


 

Silver is pushing the boundaries of sculpture in new and innovative ways, though clearly acknowledging the legacy of art history, and citing Epstein and Modernist sculpture, as well as classical art, amongst his influences.

 

This presentation will be Silver’s most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date, juxtaposing existing works such as Rock Formations, monumental sculptures collaging stone and bronze heads onto large sections of Carrara marble, alongside new work including a series of Mannequins, presenting links between the classical and contemporary depiction of the human body. Silver will also present a new mannequin commission in the Gallery’s window box, connecting with the city centre landscape, in an era of considerable change for the face of the British high street.

 

Dance Performances and Drawing Workshops in response to Daniel Silver

Friday 8 March, 12-4pm

Sketching movement sessions led by an artist educator will take place at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

A final dance performance will take place at 4pm.

 

Artist In-Conversation with Daniel Silver

Saturday 9 March, 2pm

Free, drop-in

 

Livestreamed Tour of Daniel Silver exhibition

Friday 10 May, 2pm

via online platform

 

Sculpture Symposium

Friday 24 May

Programme to be announced in March

 

Adult Modelling Workshops with Daniel Silver

Saturday 25 May

Bookable (suitable for those with visual impairment)

£20, £15 concessionary rate.

 

 

Daniel Silver Exhibition Guide