Angela Conner is one of Britain’s most widely commissioned sculptors who, for over 40 years, has created Europe’s largest mobile sculptures as well as acclaimed portraits of many of the most prominent figures of the twentieth and twenty-first century, including the Queen.
As a young self-taught artist who sculpted since childhood with whatever materials came her way, Conner developed her professional foundation working in Dame Barbara Hepworth’s celebrated Cornwall studio. Leaving before she turned twenty, Conner went on to develop her signature fascination with the movement in nature.
Working with whatever materials suit her idea, Conner’s mobile sculptures move with water, tip in the wind, play with gravity, light, and shadow. Mirroring natural forces, they seek to evoke in their viewer the feelings experienced in the increasingly rare moments when one slows down and engages with our surroundings.
Whilst vast in scale and impressive in material, Conner’s work is characterised by the contrasting simplicity of the mechanics she engineers specifically to realise the mobile aspects of each design.
Conner’s sculptures feature in public and private collections worldwide and she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of the Arts in London and was awarded an American Institute of Architects’ Honor Award for sculpture and co-design of Heinz Plaza, Pittsburgh USA. At 35 metres, her Irish Wave in Dublin is the tallest mobile sculpture in Europe.
View Angela Conner’s work at Canwood Gallery from 10th September 2016
Canwood Gallery (CG) is delighted to be launching for H.Art on Saturday 10th September 2016 with an exceptional mixture of internationally-renowned and local artists. Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to see the inspiring work of Carl Andre, and Angela Conner, and also exclusive photographs by the late, great Peter Sellers. Herefordshire’s most exciting talent will be on show including Walenty Pytel, Ed Elliot, Angela Holden, Rob Parkin, Walter Van Straaten, Simon Meiklejohn, Mark Houghton, Caro Burberry, Ben Esthop, Simon Probyn and Will Carr. Together with sublime sculpture by Heather Jansch, Dominic Welsh, Jonathan Loxley and paintings by Deborah Roberts.