“Exhibition #4.1, the largest & first British retrospective of self-taught fibre artist Judith Scott”
Catalogue to accompany Exhibition #4.1, the largest & first British retrospective of self-taught fibre artist, Judith Scott featuring 55 of her astonishing constructions, assembled on the site of the former Selfridges Hotel. Scott was born deaf & with Down Syndrome. Her 18 year artistic practice began at Creative Growth in California, the world’s foremost progressive studio for artists with developmental & other disabilities. In her lifetime Scott went on to gain international recognition and created over 200 works, many of which are now in significant private & museum collections. Artists such as David Byrne, Annette Messager, Tal R & Cindy Sherman are vocal supporters of Scott’s fibre sculptures, which have been described by curator Matthew Higgs as being among the most important bodies of work of the 20th Century.