Phyllida Barlow Exhibit Wows at Nasher

(Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)
(Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

School’s out for summer, and while it’s not super hot yet, it will be soon (hopefully).

Head over to the Nasher Sculpture Center with the kids to see a super cool exhibit of new works created by British sculptor Phyllida Barlow for the museum, on view through Aug. 30.

Barlow uses materials such as wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard, fabric, and tape to create monumental hand-crafted pieces that inspire the imagination and beg to be peered at, walked through, and explored. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the maze constructed in the lower gallery.

The sculptures’ rough exteriors, bright colors, and materials contrast with the simple elegance of the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher building. They force you to confront your notion of sculpture and architecture and ask which is the sculpture, the building they’re housed in or these pieces.

The former Slade School of Art professor has exhibited at the Tate Britain in London and the New Museum in New York.

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