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The Messenger 2002 -03 H.980xW1030xD890 mm stainless steel and nylon

Gibbons, John (2003) The Messenger 2002 -03 H.980xW1030xD890 mm stainless steel and nylon

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'The Messenger' was first exhibited in the solo show; 'As One - New Sculpture' John Gibbons; Flowers East, London, 17 sculptures shown, 21st June – 20th July, 2003. It was then shown in 'The Post-Industrial Landscape'; Venue: The Czech Museum Of Fine Arts, Prague, 1st. Oct. – 7th. Dec. 2003. Curated by; Richard Drury. 5 sculptures shown. Other artists included; Edward Burtynsky, Patrick Hughes and John Keane. Catalogue Title: 'The Post-Industrial Landscape', PP 54 (J.G. 20 – 25, 47,48, 9 images reproduced, text; Cheeseman. M; pp. 20 -21) . ISBN; 80-7056-116-5 'The Messenger' is now in the collection of The Czech Museum Of Fine Arts, Prague. The exhibitions were reviewed by: Jessica Lack: ‘John Gibbons’ Preview; exhibitions: The Guide, Saturday 21st June – 27th June 2003, pp 35, The Guardian 21st June 2003. Lizzy Le Quesne wrote; ‘The 'Messenger' (2002-2003) resembles a bomb, hanging frozen in mid explosion. A mass of raw matter shoots metal rods in all directions, like a planet in the midst of formation or destruction, or a moment of inspiration or change’, ‘The sheer, cold brilliance and the fine blend of subtlety and monumentality in Gibbons’ sculptures are thrilling’. Post-Industrial Prophets, six artists find a terrible beauty in the modern world, The Prague Post, , November 6th, 2003.

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:51

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Author: John Gibbons

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