Yorkshire Sculpture Park Opens Jaume Plensa’s First Major UK Exhibition of Sculpture


WAKEFIELD.- From April 2011 Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the first major UK exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Jaume Plensa, with new and recent work displayed in the Underground Gallery and surrounding landscape. The exhibition encourages a tactile and sensory exploration of his work and includes large illuminated heads, human shapes formed of letters, angels suspended from walls and inscribed gongs waiting to be struck. Sculptures such as Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil – three large fibreglass resin ‘angels’ – will be showcased in the Underground Gallery. Suspended from the gallery walls, the figures are fixed and constrained by their human bodies yet they radiate white light to suggest the possibility of human spirit, creating an etheral installation. In The Midst Of Dreams is a group of illuminated heads with closed eyes, as though in deep contemplation, rising from a bed of white marb