TALK & TAPAS: with Celebrated Sculptor Albert Paley

Date: 27th November 2019

28 Cork Street


The Talk & Tapas with Albert Paley on Thursday 28 November is now sold out so due to popular demand we announce an extra date on Wednesday 27 November.

Messums London and Wiltshire is honoured to represent the celebrated sculptor Albert Paley’s work and studio in Europe and Australia. Albert Paley joins a roster of artists whose working practice is exemplified by their choice of material and we are delighted Albert will be visiting the gallery during his forthcoming exhibition of drawings and smaller sculptures in our London gallery this November to talk about his life and work.

The V&A Museum recently purchased one of Paley’s gates, which is installed in their metalwork gallery, joining existing examples of his work within the collection. Whilst Paley’s work has been a global one for a long time, there have been few opportunities on this side of the Atlantic for the public to see it.

‘Over his career, there has been no aspect of the culture of metal that Albert Paley hasn’t impacted and changed. There is a profound ubiquity here, of an artist whose presence is everywhere: the modern history of jewellery, architectural metalwork, ornamental art, and sculpture. His career has spanned well over fifty years.’ Paul Greenhalgh

Albert Paley’s work can be found in the permanent collections of most major museums includingthe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has been commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, and has completed more than 50 site-specific works, including Portal Gatesfor the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia; Portal Gatesfor the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany; Sentinel, a monumental plaza sculpture for Rochester Institute of Technology; a 65-foot sculpture for the entry court of Bausch and Lomb’s headquarters in Rochester, NY; a gate for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Cleveland, OH; a sculptural relief for Wellington Place, Toronto, Canada; Threshold, a sculpture for the Corporate Headquarters of Klein Steel, Rochester, NY;and Transformation, a ceremonial entranceway for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Our talks and tapas evenings are an opportunity to delve into a theme that springs from the artists on show at the time. Ticket price includes tapas and champagne.

Albert Paley ‘Drawings and Sculptures’ exhibition runs from 6 – 30 November…more info