Olga Jevrić

Phyllida Barlow, Richard Deacon, Jesa Denegri, Ingrid Swenson and Ingrid Swenson
Ridinghouse in association with PEER gallery

22 × 24 cm
ISBN: 978 1 909932 57 9

First ever monograph in English on the acclaimed Serbian sculptor Olga Jevrić (1922­–2014).

Monograph (to mark the PEER gallery Olga Jevrić exhibition: 28 June–14 September 2019, 97–99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL). This book accompanys PEER's show presenting a group of sculptural works produced between the late 1940s and early 1990s. An exhibition that focused on Jevrić’s Proposals for Monuments was presented at the Henry Moore Institute in 2006, but this will be Jevrić’s first solo exhibition in London. Jevrić worked primarily with a mixture of cement, iron dust, rods and nails, to create a range of distinct forms that investigate the relationship between solid matter and void; weight and weightlessness; containment and release. The surface of the works are roughly textured and pitted as if created by nature, rather than the artist’s hand. Jevrić referred to her work as ‘spatial compositions’ rather than sculptures, suggesting how her musical training provided her with an understanding of how abstract form, like tone and timbre, can be used to highly expressive ends.

By way of bringing Jevrić’s extraordinary work to contemporary British audiences, Richard Deacon (who met the artist at her studio on a number of occasions) and Phyllida Barlow and have been invited to write personal responses to this artist’s work. Other texts include an introduction by Fedja Klikovac of Handel Street Projects, a preface by Ingrid Swenson from PEER gallery and an essay by Serbian art historian Jesa Denegri.