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David Hugo: Between Scylla and Charybdis

Curated by the Mead Gallery

Sat 1 Oct – Sat 29 Oct 1988

David Hugo is a young British sculptor whose work has aroused considerable interest both in this country and abroad. For the first six months of 1988 he was in residence at the University of Warwick during which time he produced three new groups of work: ‘Pillars of Wisdom’, ‘Alembics’ and ‘Experiments in Perspective’, a total of sixteen sculptures.

Hugo’s work is mainly in wood and has a strong sense of theatricality. His fascination with scientific equipment, astrolabes and alchemical stills feature in the ‘Alembics’ sequence. The work Sensedatum was acquired for the University of Warwick Art Collection