Some Dimensions of my Lunch: Conceptual Art in Britain : Part 1: Roelof LOUW

19 May - 17 June 2016

Richard Saltoun Gallery's first exhibition in its four-part series examining the history of Conceptual art in Britain between the 1960s and 1970s begins with a solo show devoted to the artist Roelof LOUW. 

 

Roelof Louw is considered to be one of the most radical conceptual sculptors working in England in the '60s and '70s. His pyramid of 8,000 oranges, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges), first shown in 1967, continues to cause a sensation wherever it is shown (it was recently named in the press as one of the "10 most perplexing works of the twentieth century", a list which also included Marcel Duchamp's Urinal).

 

The exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery brings together two of Louw's most important contributions to the development of Conceptual art in Britain: When Attitudes Become Form: Park Lane, which was exhibited at the Kunsthalle, Bern; and Rope Piece, which will be installed for the first time since it was exhibited at the ICA, London in 1969.