The New Art Centre presents a major exhibition of large-scale sculpture by Anthony Caro, set within the landscape at Roche Court. Installed throughout the park, the show features seven works – dating from the 1970s to the 2000s – which together speak to Caro’s marriage of sculpture and architecture; to his interest in physical and emotional ‘presence’; and to how sculpture on a large scale can create a sense of place, both within itself and through interaction with its surroundings.
These large outdoor works are complemented by a display of four painted steel sculptures from the 1960s and 70s – the works through which Caro initially found his own unique voice and made his international reputation. These works will be installed in our award-winning glass-fronted gallery, which looks out onto the park, creating a dialogue between the indoors and the landscape.
Together, the works – indoors and out – speak to the sheer beauty of Caro’s work, in which he assembles huge cut and welded sheets of metal with a lightness of touch – and a joy in movement – akin to drawing.
A number of the works in the exhibition date from the 1960s and 70s, when Caro was widely considered to be one of the most important new sculptors in the world. In 1975, he was given a full retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at that time the youngest living artist to be accorded that honour.
Copyright the artist. Courtesy New Art Centre, Wiltshire