Antony Gormley’s Body of Prints

Exhibition Review

  • "Antony Gormley: CAST"

  • Alan Cristea Gallery, London
  • 13 May 2016 - 02 Jul 2016

In his first project with Alan Cristea Gallery in London, sculptor Antony Gormley created four groups of prints: seven enormous woodblocks; a series of unique body prints; a group of ten aquatints, collectively titled Matrix I–X; and eleven small line etchings. Gormley is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, known for sculptures, installations and public artworks that explore the body “as a place of becoming . . . a possible space where something that we might call identity or meaning can arise.”1 Brought together under the title “CAST”—as the final exhibition at Cristea’s two Cork Street locations before the gallery relocates to Pall Mall in the autumn—the prints exerted a powerful confrontational presence, reinforced by their often dramatic scale.

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  1. Antony Gormley: Some of the Facts (St. Ives: Tate St Ives, 2001), 140. []