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.
Installation of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.