The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Exhibition of new sculptures by Toby Ziegler on display at The New Art Centre
Toby Ziegler, New Sculpture, installation view. © the artist, courtesy of New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park.

SALISBURY.- The New Art Centre presenting its first exhibition of new sculptures by Toby Ziegler (b. 1972), which is being shown in the gallery and Sculpture Park concurrently with the display of Bridget Riley’s painting in the Orangery. Both artists share an interest in perception, which for Ziegler involves the ways in which we receive, transfer and lose information.

Ziegler’s sculpture has been described by Penelope Curtis as ‘very whole and very empty’. Hence the new sculptures for this exhibition are made from the thinnest possible aluminium sheets and approximate aspects of the human form – heads, bodies and limbs – and they look almost pneumatic, as if they have been inflated and might possibly float away. Their apparent physical lightness is enhanced by their shiny, multi-faceted surfaces which catch and reflect light from every angle, making them appear barely there. These are counteracted by crushed versions of the ‘inflated’ sculptures, crumpled by the artist so that their original form has all but gone and which brings them back down to earth. These pairs of sculptures are being shown inside and outside, divided by the glass façade of the gallery at Roche Court.

Ziegler has long been captivated by our relationship with objects and his sculpture has referred to a variety of different sources from Parthenon figures and the Pyramids to Rodin and Staffordshire porcelain dogs, which he locates in photographs, prints and book illustrations. His process then involves using computer software to transform the original flat image into a faceted three dimensional object made from a series of polygons. Ziegler reimagines three dimensions out of two and reconstructs something of the original form. In doing so he opens up the boundaries between sculptural and pictorial practice, exploring what is lost in translation in the shift from one to the other, and also what is gained.

Toby Ziegler’s will have a major exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield from 26 September 2014 which will include many of the sculptures shown at Roche Court. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; The Saatchi Gallery, London; Malmö Konsthall and Tate Britain. His work also features in important public and private collections around the world.

Today's News

August 19, 2014

Tübingen archaeologists find "new" fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old lion

Corcoran, the George Washington University and National Gallery receive approval to implement agreements

Before they left Africa, early modern humans were 'culturally diverse' say researchers

Two Basel art collections to go on tour due to temporary closure of Kunstmuseum Basel

Quinn & Farmer to auction photography collection of former Virginia museum publication manager

Important Indian paintings to feature at Bonhams' Asia Week sale on September 17

Zurich Asia to offer rare stamps, philatelic treasures & superb works of art

The Queen's Award winning violin dealers J & A Beare launch boutique online auction

Auction house Ketterer Kunst opens “Hommage à Picasso“ exhibition in Dusseldorf

Multiple world auction records set as Bonhams two-day Quail Lodge Sale makes history

Thomas Moran's Grand Canyon one of four works included in Forever Stamp series

'Interface: People, Machines, Design' opens at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Nationalmuseum Sweden announces new acquisition: Portraits by Kerstin Bernhard

Japanese whisky a sellout at Bonhams Hong Kong auction

MFA celebrates Malcolm Rogers' 20th Anniversary this September with '20 Reasons to Visit'

Exhibition of new sculptures by Toby Ziegler on display at The New Art Centre

Important Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu to paint at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibition spotlights new movement in Japanese ceramics since the late 20th century

Van Lanschot the new sponsor of the Van Gogh Museum

President of Turkey awards Freer and Sackler Galleries Director Julian Raby the Order of Merit

Cherokee Nation preserves culture, supports art through new construction

Artbat Fest-Smart City: 5th International Contemporary Art Festival to be held 28 August-29 September

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful