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Sean Kelly announces Bodyspace\, an exhibition of new work by Antony Gormley. Bodyspace is the inaugural solo exhibition at Sean Kelly’s new location at 475 Tenth Avenue. This is the first opportu nity to see new work by Antony Gormley in New York since his acclaimed E vent Horizon installation in and around Madison Square Park in 2010.

Bodyspace expands Gormley’s investigation into the polari zing effects of mass and energy through the installation of two new works i n the gallery’s main exhibition space. Shore II\, which comprises a 9.3-ton monolithic iron block and a crouched body formed of smaller blocks positioned against it\, explores the relationship of the body to architectu re. The intense solidity of Shore II is countered by Signal\, a scul pture from Gormley’s Liner series\, works he considers to be drawing s in space. This straight 6-millimeter mild steel line becomes a twisting h elix as it maps the inner space of a prone body\, referencing the connectiv e structures of electricity and implying a transmission that passes from bo dy to city. In its reduced but rigorous geometry of 90-degree bends\, the w ork both utilizes and escapes from the grid.

As Gormley state s\, “Both works on exhibit are catalysts for proprioceptive awareness\, ren dering the volumes of the new Sean Kelly gallery into a reflexive chamber i n which the viewers’ passage through space and confrontation with mass is a ctivated and registered.” In their juxtaposition\, Shore II and S ignal illucidate the dynamic relationships created between the sculptur es\, the viewer and the exhibition space\; it is particularly significant i n this context given that these works are the first to be shown in the gall ery’s new location. Additional new sculptures by Gormley concerned with the central themes of his practice will be installed in the gallery’s project space on the first floor as well as the gallery space on the lower level.
Timed to coincide with Bodyspace\, Gormley’s Extend will be installed on the grounds of the British Ambassador’s residence i n Washington\, DC in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Art in Emba ssies program.

Antony Gormley’s work is included in numerous public collections worldwide including: the Tate\, London\; the Centre Geor ges Pompidou\, Paris\; the National Museum of Modern Art\, Tokyo\; the Muse um of Contemporary Art\, Los Angeles\; the Walker Art Center\, Minneapolis\ ; the Denver Art Museum\, Denver\; and the Nasher Sculpture Center\, Dallas . Major permament works and other public projects include Angel of the N orth\, Gateshead\; Another Place\, Crosby Beach\, Liverpool\; Habitat\, Anchorage\, Alaska\; Horizon Field\, Vorarlberg\; the aforementioned Event Horizon\, New York\, as well as the One &am p\; Other commission in London's Trafalgar Square. His recent major sol o exhibitions have included Horizon Field Hamburg\, Deichtorhallen H amburg\; Still Being– Corpos Presentes\, CCBB Brazil\; Still Stan ding\, The State Hermitage Museum\, St. Petersburg\, and Drawing Spa ce\,The Phillips Collection\, Washington\, DC. Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and wa s made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997. He is an Honorary Fe llow of the Royal Institute of British Architects\, Trinity College\, Cambr idge and Jesus College\, Cambridge and has been a Royal Academician since 2 003.

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