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Richard Deacon

Curated and organised by Mead Gallery

Mon 7 Jan – Sat 9 Feb 1991

This special exhibition of the sculptor Richard Deacon’s work on paper has been brought together to mark the completion of a major commission by the University of Warwick for a new sculpture by Deacon, which will be permanently sited on campus. There will be a lighting-up ceremony on the 1st February.

The inventiveness of Richard Deacon’s drawings, like those of Henry Moore before him, provide such a quantity of the ideas for sculpture that very few could ever be carried out in three dimensions. Unlike Moore whose sculpture is concerned with volume, Deacon’s work uses line to create his shapes – a kind of drawing in air.