From Wednesday 10th – Saturday 20th of October contemporary British artist Toby Ziegler will exhibit a site-specific exhibition fourteen storeys below ground in the basement level of Q-PARK, a car park located on Old Burlington Street in Mayfair, London.
For the exhibition, Ziegler has created an entirely new series of sculptures and light boxes, which appropriates the imagery found in Bruegel’s painting The Cripples and Piero della Francesca’s frescoThe Battle of Milvian Bridge, respectively. Ominous and imposing, the sculptures present an act of interpretation as Ziegler had to re-imagine and translate into three dimensional objects Bruegel’s two dimensional figures. Illuminating the sculptures and providing the only light source for the underground installation are Ziegler’s light boxes, which depict an abstracted thicket of horse legs and induce a sense of claustrophobia.
Ziegler’s work is held in a number of major public and private collections internationally including Tate, The Arts Council, The British Council, the Saatchi Gallery and the Francois Pinault Collection.
TOBY ZIEGLER: THE CRIPPLES
10-20 October 2012
3-9 Old Burlington Street
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