As the years go on I seem to know and recognise the work of an increasing number of artists exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, several of whom have featured in previous blog posts.
Kate MccGwire is one such and I was delighted to see that she had won the Jack Goldhill Award for sculpture with Squall, pictured below.
Other pieces which caught my eye included Katie Walker’s Fragile. I’m not sure if she’s the furniture maker but the care and craftsmanship of this piece would indicate that it might be. Can anyone help here? Another prize-winner, of the Charles Wollaston Award, was Mike Nelson with this unnerving piece, Untitled ( Public sculpture for a Redundant Space) a prototype for a series of sculptures made for the High Line in New York. Expanded Narcissistic Envelope by Toby Ziegler was humorously displayed with most people nudging past and practically ignoring it. It moved so easily, swaying gently as it was buffeted by the crowds but is a metal structure with some very sharp angles.