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Rebecca Warren - Serpentine Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE SERPENTINE Gallery is presenting the first major solo show in a UK public gallery of the work of 2006 Turner Prize-nominated British artist Rebecca Warren (b. 1965) – from March 10 to April 19, 2009.

Warren’s practice encompasses wall and floor-based vitrines, sculptures in clay and bronze that range from amorphous to more recognisably figurative forms, as well as work that embraces both the formal and the grotesque.

Combining rich art historical and contemporary references, Warren challenges sculptural conventions while also engaging with the history of figurative sculpture and her position within this predominantly male tradition.

The show features a selection of her best known works, including the iconic Helmut Crumb (1998), work from The Agony and the Ecstacy (2000) and Dark Passage (2004), alongside new work made specifically for the exhibition.

A catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition, with essays by Martin Herbert and Barry Schwabsky.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA.

Tel: 020 7402 4103.