Alison Wilding: TRACKING
Ridinghouse 2008 • £18 | $45 • Hardback • 64 pp • 24 x 21 cm | 9.5 x 8.25 in • 30 colour images • ISBN 978 1 905464 12 8
A beautifully illustrated retrospective look at the sculptures of Turner Prize-nominated artist Alison Wilding, with a special focus on very recent works Vanish and Detail and Tracking. Wilding belongs to a generation of sculptors whose work was seen, in the early 1980s, as being a notable departure from earlier practice. Her sculptures often consist of two separate elements, which suggest opposites such as positivenegative, male-female, light-dark. She sets up those contrasts with a wide range of different materials, including copper, wood, beeswax, lead, galvanized steel, transparent plastics, silk, fossils, rubber and paints. With essays by poet and curator Rod Mengham, artist Sam Porrit and critic Judy Collins.