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Rebecca Ackroyd’s Sculptures Toy With Space, Figurative

Using steel rebar, chicken wire, plaster, wax, acrylics, and other materials, Rebecca Ackroyd constructs pieces that play in both figurative and abstract themes. The artist’s practices moves between mixed-media painting and sculpture, the latter producing beings exploring space and gender.

Using steel rebar, chicken wire, plaster, wax, acrylics, and other materials, Rebecca Ackroyd constructs pieces that play in both figurative and abstract themes. The artist’s practices moves between mixed-media painting and sculpture, the latter producing beings exploring space and gender.



“Ackroyd’s work toys with the discipline of sculpture, as processes are dissected to their bare bones in a diverse language of making that questions relationships between drawing, abstraction and figuration,” a statement says. “Larger than life sculptures of legs, crudely made from chicken wire and plaster bandage, confront the viewer with their stark rawness. With crotches at head height they exude an air of confidence, emulating catwalk stances.”

See more of the artist’s work below.


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