Alabaster, on display at Ordovas from 28 September until 15 December 2018, will explore the enduring fascination that artists have had with this translucent and transformative stone, from its uses in ancient Egypt to twentieth century and contemporary sculpture. In this exhibition, alabaster works from the ancient world presage the modernist abstractions and biomorphic forms of Eduardo Chillida, Anish Kapoor, Henry Moore and Isamu Noguchi. Whether figurative or abstract or made for sacred or secular purposes, alabaster carries inherent symbolism in both its delicacy, and its relationship with light. Light moves within and bounces off alabaster, and ultimately light becomes part of the material itself.
26 x 23 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/8 in);
78 pages; fully illustrated in colour
Designed by Sinéad Madden, London