LondonLynn Chadwick: Subliminal Influences
Pangolin London are thrilled to present a museum-quality exhibition of carefully selected work by Lynn Chadwick, exploring the subliminal influences that inspired this giant of twentieth century sculpture through the decades.
Lynn Chadwick is a leading figure in the history of British and European sculpture in the mid and late 20th century. Often misunderstood as not being ‘in touch’, this exhibition exposes how many of the major events of the 20th century affected and were explored by Chadwick.
Indeed Chadwick’s frame of reference came from a wide range of sources – from ancient to contemporary art, nature to behavioural science, and fashion to architecture. This exhibition highlights how throughout the six decades of his career, Chadwick would often change and adapt his work responding to the zeitgeist of the time.
Whilst Chadwick consistently resisted talking about his works in terms of any direct influences or inspiration, the close working relationship and friendship of Pangolin Directors Claude Koenig and Rungwe Kingdon combined with extensive research has resulted in a unique exhibition that offers a revolutionary way of exploring Chadwick’s work through the images he may have seen and digested. Rungwe Kingdon says:
It is impossible not to associate the change in Lynn’s work to his movements and visual experiences of the world. These subliminal influences are not only apparent in Lynn’s work but were also in the minds of the public at the time; their responses to the novelty of Chadwick’s art derived from the same original imagery.
Pangolin London hope this exhibition will be seen as a prelude to what should be a major museum show. It will be followed by a beautifully illustrated publication published by Pangolin in Spring 2022.
Lynn Chadwick, Maquette for Lion (341), 1961. Bronze 50 x 101 x 27 cm. Edition 4 of 4