Alison Wilding: Acanthus, asymmetrically is a solo show at Offer Waterman, London organised in collaboration with Karsten Schubert.
The title of the exhibition, Acanthus asymmetrically, refers to a new work, made for the gallery's entrance hall and inspired by the building's heritage as the former headquarters of William Morris & Co. This site-specific wall piece; comprising of hand-printed wallpaper with sculptural element attached, translates and re-imagines the Acanthus motif of Morris, rendered with a deliberate asymmetry, typical of Wilding's sculpture.
Wilding's work is held in numerous public collections worldwide and she is recognised as one of the most important sculptors of her generation. Her work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery and MoMA NY, and in three survey exhibitions at the Tate, including the Duveen Galleries in 2013 and a retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 1991.
Press release courtesy Karsten Schubert.