British Sculptors

The Fisher Collection

May 14, 2016–September 10, 2017


This exhibition brings together more than thirty years of sculpture by artists born or working in Great Britain. Drawn primarily from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the sculptures on view represent divergent approaches to abstraction, including Anthony Caro’s carefully crafted steel forms, an anatomized figure by Antony Gormley, and Tony Cragg’s stacked, architecturally-minded towers. These works call on viewers to explore relationships and responses to art, and to consider the physicality of sensory perceptions as well as the way in which different forms, textures, and materials prompt certain psychological associations. Creating a path through the gallery, the sculptures are gathered together to encourage a feeling of bodily presence within the spaces they shape.

British Sculptors is the result of an innovative partnership established in 2009 between the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and the San Francisco Museum of Museum Art. The gallery showcases the shared strengths and complementary nature of our holdings through presentations that blend artworks from the Fishers with pieces from the museum’s collection and occasionally other lenders.

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