glass, wood and plaster
Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
During her years of study (1982-87) Whiteread began to work with plaster as a material useful in the preparations for sculptures. She made casts of furniture and domestic implements which she presented as finished works at her first solo exhibition at the Carlisle Gallery in London in 1988. He volumetric imprints inverted spatial and perceptual limitations, solidifying the space beneath the objects and by preserving their physical traces stratifying their tactile qualities and experience of use, evoked directly by the yellow laminate of a formica kitchen table or a glass and wood shelf.
Born in London on 20 April 1963, Rachel Whiteread began her training in art by studying painting at the Brighton Polytechnic (1982-85) and sculpture at the Slade School of Art ...
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