Monday, September 26, 2011
After seeing their Jackson Pollock work....it made me realise how lucky we are to have the magnificent 'Blue Poles' at NGA.
I went to the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, where there was an interesting collection of contemporary works. Lots of plaster over chicken wire there. (not my favourite form of sculpture).
My favourite work there was the work created with flouro tubes. You will see it on the following link:
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/current/sculpture_installation_views.htm amongst other examples from the exhibition. It was a very playful piece.
You can hire the gallery there for a mere 47,000 pounds a week! So there's a thought!
The gallery itself is superb. Each gallery space, of which there are 14, has an attendant who will talk to you about the artwork on display. It has a very friendly atmosphere.
The exhibition of slabs of rock on metal stands was beautiful, and with small wire crosses on their tops, they evoked the mountainous landscape.....landscapes I have been travelling through recently.