Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sophie Ryder - More Rabbit People

At the weekend I went to see the Sophie Ryder exhibition Monumental at the RWA in Bristol. Particularly interesting for me as, for many years she has done a lot of work around animal/human hybids. There is one hare/woman she has obsessively cast and carved in various materials and drawn and painted in works on paper.

Also in the show are some wire drawings which are huge and quite amazing. As the title of the show suggests, many of the works are very large, but up till recently the only piece of hers that I was really familiar with was The Minotaur and the Hare situated on The Promenade in Cheltenham.

Closer to home, The Wet Paint Gallery in Cirencester has an exhibition of some of Sophie Ryder's smaller sculptures and prints. Seems we can't escape from rabbit people.